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Patrol Inspector Robert H. Lobdell | United States Department of Labor - Immigration Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government United States Department of Labor - Immigration Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

Patrol Inspector

Robert H. Lobdell

United States Department of Labor - Immigration Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 25, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 6 months

Badge # 1473

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Minnesota

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never captured

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Patrol Inspector Robert Lobdell was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspected illegal immigrant near Roseau, Minnesota.

He was shot as he attempted to place the suspect in his patrol car for transport to jail. The suspect was apprehended the following day and sentenced to life in prison for Inspector Lobdell's murder. However, the suspect escaped from prison in 1965 was never recaptured.

Inspector Lobdell had served with the United States Border Patrol for only six months. He was survived by his wife.

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