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Lieutenant Robert Joseph Staab | Bal Harbour Police Department, Florida Bal Harbour Police Department, Florida


Robert Joseph Staab

Bal Harbour Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, October 31, 1957

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1961

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Lieutenant Robert Staab was shot and killed while on a plainclothes detail at a large convention. He and his partner observed a suspicious man going from door to door in the hotel and attempted to question him.

The suspect and Lieutenant Staab's partner began to struggle. As Lieutenant Staab came around a corner the suspect shot him. The man then fled the scene but was arrested a short time later after being stopped in Hollywood, Florida. The suspect was apprehended and executed for the murder in 1961.

Lieutenant Staab was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWII. He had been in law enforcement for five years and was survived by his wife and three sons.

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Sir, I never met you as I was not even born yet but just wanted to thank you for your service. You give me hope

Stewart A.
August 1, 2017


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