Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 17 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Aircraft accident
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.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Park Ranger Ronald V. Trussell