Chief of Detectives Sam A. Street

Chief of Detectives Sam A. Street

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, September 11, 1927

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Sam A. Street

Chief of Detectives Street was shot and killed while confronting a bandit at a convenience store at the corner of San Pedro Street and Laurel Street. Chief Street was on a stakeout of the location with two other detectives when the suspect entered the store to rob it.

Chief Street appeared and confronted the suspect. The man turned, pulled out two pistols, and fatally shot Chief Street.

The suspect was arrested and sentenced to death, but the sentence was later reduced to life in prison. He was paroled on September 13, 1957.

Chief Street had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 10, 1927
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1957

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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 86th 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

May 5, 2013

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