Sam Slade was a Robo-Hunter (or Robo-tective).
In 2140, he was around 60 years old. After forty years in the job, he had been getting old and slow. He had a blaster which could be adjusted to act as a blow-torch and had an office whose B.S.C. was called Carlton.
Rogers from the International Space Commission tampered with the safety-shields on the starship he was travelling on, reducing the age of his body by 35 years to 25.