Officer Austin A. Roberts

Officer Austin A. Roberts

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, New Mexico

End of Watch Monday, January 4, 1960

Add to My Heroes

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.

Bio

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

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

Most Recent Reflection

View all 5 Reflections

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.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Bordef Patrol

January 4, 2014

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.