Trooper Richard D. Oldaker

Trooper Richard D. Oldaker

Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, July 3, 1978

Richard D. Oldaker

Trooper Richard Oldaker and Trooper Rondal Alexander were killed in an airplane accident. Trooper Oldaker was flying the plane and Trooper Alexander and a Ft. Sill soldier were observers. They were on a low-fly mission over the Salk Fork River near Hollis when the plane struck a utility pole wire and crashed. All three occupants were killed on impact.

Trooper Oldaker had been with the agency for nine years.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 477

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Trooper Oldaker,
On today, the 39th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Trooper who was also on that plane with you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Oklahoma. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 3, 2017

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