Agent Robert P. Larson

Agent Robert P. Larson

Doña Ana County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Tuesday, August 24, 1982

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Robert P. Larson

Agent Robert Larson was shot and killed after an undercover narcotics purchase went bad.

After Agent Larson got into the suspect's vehicle, they drove away. Agent Larson's backup officers lost track of the vehicle as a result. Agent Larson's body was found in a motel room a short time later with three bullet wounds. The drug dealer intended to rob Agent Larson instead of selling him drugs. The suspect and an accomplice were apprehended a short time later.

The suspect was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Agent Larson was a U.S. Army veteran and had been in law enforcement for over ten years. He was survived by his daughter and father.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

narcotics, undercover

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Agent Larson,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 24, 2022

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