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Officer Roy P. Blecher | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

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Roy P. Blecher

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Friday, December 22, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 21 years

Badge # 2455

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Died in prison

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Officer Blecher and Officer William Freeman were shot and killed while patrolling together on I-80 in West Sacramento. Their bodies were found after they made a traffic stop at approximately 0300 hours. Investigators found a sign of a struggle. Officer Blecher was found with his hands handcuffed behind his back and shot once in the head.

The suspect was eventually apprehended and sentenced to life. He died in prison April 16, 2016.

Officer Blecher had been with the agency for 21 years.

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