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Postal Inspector Elbert Perry Lamberth | United States Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Government United States Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Government

Postal Inspector

Elbert Perry Lamberth

United States Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Thursday, August 16, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Tennessee

Incident Date: 8/16/1917

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Not available

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Inspector Elbert Lamberth was shot and killed in Stantonville, Tennessee, while investigating a dispute between the rural postal carrier and the postmaster.

Inspector Lambert was shot in the courtyard of the Elam Hotel while speaking with the rural carrier.

Inspector Lamberth had served with the Postal Inspection Service for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and two 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 96th 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
February 22, 2013

 

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