Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 20 years
Badge # 2336
Weapon: Handgun; .40 caliber
Offender: Sentenced to death; executed May 15, 201
Officer Troy Blando was shot and killed while investigating auto thefts. He was checking automobiles for stolen license plates outside of a motel. He exited his vehicle and approached a suspect, who opened fire. During the exchange of gunfire Officer Blando was struck in the chest. He was able to make it back to his vehicle and call for backup and responding officers arrested the suspect near the scene. Officer Blando died while being transported to a local hospital. The suspect was convicted of murder and was sentenced to death and was executed May 15, 2013.
Officer Blando had been with the agency for 19 years and is survived by his wife and son.