Coast Guardsman Sidney C. Sanderlin

Coast Guardsman Sidney C. Sanderlin

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

End of Watch Sunday, August 7, 1927

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Sidney C. Sanderlin

Coast Guardsman Sidney Sanderlin, Coast Guardsman Victor Lamby, 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 in the Bahamas.

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.

Guardsmen Sanderlin had previously served with the United States Army. He was survived by one daughter.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Overseas
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

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