Agent Robert P. Larson

Agent Robert P. Larson

Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Tuesday, August 24, 1982

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

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34 years later... I woke at 3AM to get up and see if the internet mentioned my best friend and there you are. I have really missed you and although I although I am now an ornery old man and many years have passed since we loved life together, tears still fall when I seen your picture. There is so much I would like to say, but won't.

Sgt. Dan Pamenter (retired)
Outagamie County Sheriffs Dept.

October 7, 2016

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