Deputy Collector Frank B. Robson

Deputy Collector Frank B. Robson

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

End of Watch Wednesday, August 12, 1896

Frank B. Robson

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.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location New Mexico
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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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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