Deputy Collector Frank B. Robson

Deputy Collector Frank B. Robson

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Customs Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, August 12, 1896

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Frank B. Robson

Deputy Collector Frank Robson was shot and killed in Skeleton Canyon, New Mexico while riding with a posse from Arizona in search of several bank robbery suspects.

One of the men who murdered Deputy Collector Robson had been involved in the murder of Chief Milton Jones of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Police Department on June 30th, 1895. The man was killed in Arizona in 1897.

Deputy Collector Robson was survived by his wife and family and is buried in the City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Arizona.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location New Mexico
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Deputy Collector Robson,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Service.


United States Border Patrol

August 12, 2021

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