Officer Ocie C. Gray

Officer Ocie C. Gray

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, New Mexico

End of Watch Monday, January 4, 1960

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Ocie C. Gray

Officer Ocie Gray and Officer Austin Roberts 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 Gray was a Korean War veteran and had served with the agency for seven months. He was survived by his parents.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Ocie Gray was born in Floydada TX. Apr.12 th 1929 .
His father was Cecil L Gray his mother was Lorena Gray He had and older sister Mona Gray. The moved to Magdalena NM USA to a,ranch. He went to New,Mexico Military Insy. Graduated in 1948. Entered the,army Oct 26th 1950. Came out as Master Sargent with the,179th infantry. Aug.13 1952. He started at New Mexico State university he,graduated Aug 1958 a degree in Biology. He went to work for NM STATE GAME AND FISH. 7 1959. HE was killef Jan 4 1960. Buried in So Park Cemetery Roseell NM USA.

Eve Murphy
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July 2, 2018

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