Officer Austin A. Roberts

Officer Austin A. Roberts

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, New Mexico

End of Watch Monday, January 4, 1960

Austin A. Roberts

Officer Austin Roberts and Officer Ocie Gray were killed when a plane piloted by Officer Roberts crashed. The officers were dropping hay to starving antelope that were stuck in deep snow in San Miguel County.

Officer Roberts had served with the agency for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and three daughters.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Officer Roberts,
On today, the 54th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the State of New Mexico. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Bordef Patrol

January 4, 2014

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