Officer Austin A. Roberts

Officer Austin A. Roberts

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, New Mexico

End of Watch Monday, January 4, 1960

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Austin A. Roberts

Officer Austin Roberts and Officer Ocie Gray were killed when the Cessna 180 piloted by Officer Roberts crashed just off State Route 104 about 23 miles east of Las Vegas.

The officers were dropping hay to starving antelope that were stuck in deep snow in San Miguel County.

Officer Roberts was a U.S. Air Force veteran who had piloted 65 bombing missions during WWII. He had served with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and three daughters.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Rest in peace Mr roberts

Carson loveless

February 11, 2024

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