Air Operations Supervisor David F. Roberson

Air Operations Supervisor David F. Roberson

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, July 14, 1989

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David F. Roberson

Supervisor David Roberson was killed in an airplane accident near Yuma, Arizona, while tracking a group of illegal aliens about four miles north of the Mexican border.

His plane stalled, causing it to crash at a steep angle.

Supervisor Roberson had served with the United States Border Patrol for 23 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Arizona

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Well darn! Out of the blue I Googled David Roberson US Border Patrol and was saddened to learn of his death. Back in 1979 I was a Junior at Kingsville, TX. Highschool and worked part time for Tiger Aviation at Kleburg County Airport. David was a flight instructor and taught me how to fly. David had quite the impact on me and was part of my inspiration to later become a police officer for 28 years in the DFW area. He used to ride a brown 70's Gold Wing motorcycle and yes to this day there's a Gold Wing in my garage too. I still fly for fun and use the skills that he taught me as a young teenaged pilot. Wish I had the chance to thank him. Belated condolences to the Roberson family.

Joe Stone
Arlington PD / Student Pilot

October 5, 2021

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