Edward Floyd Lamb

August 28, 1926July 9, 2018

EDWARD FLOYD LAMB 8-28-1926 TO 7-9-2018

Ed was married to “Pat" Lamb and was father to Julie Catherine Lamb. He is survived by: his daughter, Julie Boudreau and husband Allen Boudreau, grandsons Brian Ely and Leon Boudreau and great-grand children Luci, Alice, Emma and James.

Ed served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He was on the U.S.S., James C. Owens, DD-776. A Warren Class Destroyer and saw combat.

Ed was a Deputy Sheriff and a Criminologist with Fresno County Sheriff’s Department. The title Criminologist left the Fresno County Job Descriptions long ago. A Criminologist was a Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Identification Bureau. Ed served the public in the Identification Bureau for many years working on cases ranging from burglary to homicide.

Ed was an accomplished crime scene investigator and developed valuable probative in a large number of cases investigated by the Sheriff’s Department. He was accepted as an expert witness in many areas of crime scene investigation. As such he was privileged to testify as an expert and give opinion evidence.

He was found to be an expert on: the identification of bloodstains; comparison and identification of latent fingerprint, shoe/boot impressions and tire impressions; crime scene photography; tracking shoe, boot and tire impressions from the crime scene to an individual, a location or vehicle.

Perhaps, one of his greatest strengths as a Criminologist was in the area of toolmark and firearms evidence. Ed was a Court Qualified Expert in the comparison and matching of evidence bullets and cartridge cases to test fired bullets and cartridge cases from suspect firearms.

His skills in general toolmark comparisons was equally well known. In the 1970’s copper wire theft was rampant in the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valley’s. These thefts were of transmission wires as well as large copper wire conductors used to power high horse power agricultural water pumps.

Ed had an amazing ability to make the three dimensional comparisons and matching of the cut ends of such wires.

He was so competent at this that he was “loaned" at times to other Law Enforcement agencies as far South as Kern County and as far North as Marysville. He was able to assist those agencies in identifying the perpetrators(s) of wire thefts by demonstrating that the cut ends of the evidence wire from the crime scene matched the cut ends of wires collected from suspects.

After his retirement from the Fresno Sheriff’s Department Ed worked for the U.S. Marshall's Service at the Federal Building in Fresno with retired Sheriff's Sergeant Robert Miller.


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Kenneth Flores

July 11, 2018

Ed was a good friend of my dad and mom I new Ed and his wife Pat for as long as I can remember and there daughter Julie there were always good times when they were over at my parents house for barbacues Ed gave me fond memories of growing up as alot of my parents friends did Ed and Pat will be missed