Coast Guardsman Victor A. Lamby

Coast Guardsman Victor A. Lamby

United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, August 11, 1927

Victor A. Lamby

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

Guardsman Lamby succumbed to his wounds four days later.

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.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Overseas
  • Incident Date Sunday, August 7, 1927
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

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