Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Executed in 1961
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.