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Park Ranger Robert D. Metherell | United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

Park Ranger

Robert D. Metherell

United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 7, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

Location: Idaho

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Park Ranger Robert Metherell and Park Ranger Ronald Trussell were killed in an airplane crash while en route from Cedar City, Utah, to Boise, Idaho.

They were traveling to attend a conference when the Mooney M20E plane that Ranger Metherell was piloting crashed near Elko, Nevada. The wreckage was located and recovered on April 3rd, 1973.

Ranger Metherell had served with the National Park Service for 17 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Park Ranger Ronald V. Trussell
United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Wednesday, February 7, 1973
Cause: Aircraft accident

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Ranger Metherell,
On today, the 42nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Ranger for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
February 7, 2015

 

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