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Chief of Detectives Sam A. Street | San Antonio Police Department, Texas San Antonio Police Department, Texas

Chief of Detectives

Sam A. Street

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, September 11, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 61

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/10/1927

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Paroled in 1957

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Chief of Detectives Street was shot and killed while confronting a bandit at a convenience store at the corner of San Pedro Street and Laurel Street. Chief Street was on a stakeout of the location with two other detectives when the suspect entered the store to rob it.

Chief Street appeared and confronted the suspect. The man turned, pulled out two pistols, and fatally shot Chief Street.

The suspect was arrested and sentenced to death, but the sentence was later reduced to life in prison. He was paroled on September 13, 1957.

Chief Street had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 86th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
May 5, 2013


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