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Coast Guardsman Victor A. Lamby | United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

Coast Guardsman

Victor A. Lamby

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

End of Watch: Thursday, August 11, 1927

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Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Overseas

Incident Date: 8/7/1927

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed

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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.

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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
Cause: Gunfire

Operative Robert K. Webster
United States Department of the Treasury - United States Secret Service, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Sunday, August 7, 1927
Cause: Gunfire

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