Patrolman Robert E. Lee

Patrolman Robert E. Lee

New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

End of Watch Tuesday, August 16, 1960

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Robert E. Lee

Patrolman Robert Lee was killed in an automobile crash while en route to a report of subjects walking on U.S. 70 six miles east of Las Cruces.

During the drive, a vehicle made a sudden U-turn in front of him. In an attempt to avoid a collision Patrolman Lee applied the brakes, causing his vehicle to skid and strike the vehicle. His patrol car then flipped over and he was ejected from the vehicle.

Patrolman Lee was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the New Mexico State Police for five years. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving

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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 53rd 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

February 22, 2013

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