Bio & Incident Details
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Location: North Carolina
Weapon: Edged weapon
Offender: Not available
Staff Sergeant Robert Lambert was stabbed to death inside of the Cumberland County Law Enforcement Center while attempting to restrain a combative prisoner. The man produced a concealed knife and stabbed him in the thigh, severing a major artery.
Staff Sergeant Lambert was assigned to the booking area at the county jail to process military prisoners; he had previously served with the United States Army in the Vietnam War assigned to 21st Military Police Company, 503rd Military Police Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, and Combat Infantryman's Badge.
He is survived by his wife, child, and mother.