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Deputy Collector Frank B. Robson | United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government

Deputy Collector

Frank B. Robson

United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 12, 1896

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: New Mexico

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Collector Frank Robson was shot and killed in Skeleton Canyon, New Mexico, while riding with a posse from Arizona in search of several bank robbery suspects.

One of the suspects who murdered Deputy Collector Robson had been involved in the murder of Chief Milton Jones of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Police Department on June 30, 1895. The suspect was killed in Arizona in 1897.

Deputy Collector Robson was survived by his wife and family and is buried in the City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Arizona.

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Chief of Police John Milton Jones
Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma
End of Watch: Sunday, June 30, 1895
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 114th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
August 12, 2010

 

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