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Operative Robert K. Webster | United States Department of the Treasury - United States Secret Service, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - United States Secret Service, U.S. Government

Operative

Robert K. Webster

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Secret Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Sunday, August 7, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Overseas

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed

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Operative Robert Webster, Coast Guardsman Sidney Sanderlin, and Coast Guardsman Victor Lamby, of the United States Coast Guard, were shot and killed by a suspect they had just arrested for rum running near the Bimini Islands.

One of the suspects turned state's evidence and was sentenced to one year in prison. The other suspect was sentenced to death and hung at the Coast Guard Station in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Operative Webster had served with the United States Secret Service for seven years.

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Coast Guardsman Sidney C. Sanderlin
United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Sunday, August 7, 1927
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Coast Guardsman Victor A. Lamby
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End of Watch: Thursday, August 11, 1927
Cause: Gunfire

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I am privileged to be among the first to leave a reflection for you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
August 11, 2012

 

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