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Patrolman Robert E. Lee | New Mexico State Police, New Mexico New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

Patrolman

Robert E. Lee

New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 16, 1960

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile crash

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Patrolman Robert Lee was killed in an automobile accident while en route to a report of subjects walking on U.S. 70 near Las Cruces. During the drive a vehicle made a sudden U-turn in front of him. In an attempt to avoid a collision Patrolman Lee applied the brakes, causing his vehicle to skid and strike the vehicle. His patrol car then flipped over and he was ejected from the vehicle.

Patrolman Lee was a U.S. Navy veteran and had been with the agency for five years. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

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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 53rd 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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