Officer Troy Louis Barboza

Officer Troy Louis Barboza

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Thursday, October 22, 1987

Troy Louis Barboza

Officer Troy Barboza was shot and killed by a drug suspect he had previously arrested.

Officer Barboza was an undercover officer and had the suspect arrested after making a cocaine purchase from him. After the suspect was released from jail, he found where Officer Barboza lived, went to his home, and shot him with a shotgun as he sat in his living room chair.

The suspect fled to San Diego, California, but with the help of mainland undercover officers, returned to Hawaii under the premise of making another drug deal. He was convicted and sentenced to life without parole.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year, 10 months
  • Badge 2814

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I was a classmate and friend of Troy's at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. It was his dream to be a law enforcement officer, and he was so proud to have been selected to join the Honolulu Police Dept. I can't believe it's been over 30 years since his passing. He was a good man, and I'll always remember him fondly and with a smile.

Donald Koelper
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August 9, 2018

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