Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Troy Louis Barboza

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Thursday, October 22, 1987

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Reflections for Officer Troy Louis Barboza

I just watched the Investigation Discovery series and watched the episode about HPD’s Officer Troy Barboza’s murder. We are military and both my husband & I and my two sons are all Navy veterans who lived in Hawaii for about 7 wonderful years. We belonged to and participated in one of the canoe clubs there, where we made quick & special friends with some of the great law enforcement participants in our particular canoe club. Hawaii quickly became a special second home to us where we indulged in those special friendships.
To hear of another HPD Officer loss is still heartbreaking, especially this gentle giant of a man with a heart of gold! Blessings to Officer Troy’s Family n friends and RIP to this awesome young man, who was helping to make his city ridden of unnecessary crime, drugs and senseless violence! God bless you Troy for your service & sacrifice! You will never be forgotten!!

Angie Griffitts
Friends of law enforcement

September 25, 2018

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

August 9, 2018

Thanks and recognition goes to Officer Troy Louis Barboza for his dedicated service to his community in an effort to combat drugs. Officer Barboza will never ever be forgotten. May his soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

July 19, 2018

Rest in peace hero.

Lt. Jim Russo

October 24, 2017

Rest in peace Officer Barboza. Heard of your story. A brave and honorable young man taken away from his loved ones way too soon. You hunted after violence, sad about what happen to you. Never forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 19, 2017

Another birthday has passed, and we are nearing the anniversary of your passing. I can say for many, YOU are not forgotten. I'll share a birthday toast to you this weekend. Much alofa always ... Lani

Lani Faumuina, SPRD
Honolulu PD Dispatch; former recruit classmate

October 18, 2017

Todo hombre y/o mujer no merece morir por defender la nobleza de una institución que está dispuesta a defender los derechos de las personas.

Chile Army

May 14, 2017

Just thinking of you today as many of our classmates have retired from service. You have come up in a lot of conversations while I have been training a new class of dispatchers -- all good things. Especially, recalling how I had to tell all the University of Hawaii classmates that the bouncer form Moose's Pucks Alley is in my recruit class. Love and miss you very much. Alofa tele, Lani

SPRD Joann Faumuina
Honolulu Police Department

February 24, 2017

Also watched the documentary,
Deepest condolences from Brazil.


May 12, 2016

troy i am in Botswana, watching a documentary about your death. I am so so so sorry this happened to you. YOu were an asset to this world. To good for this world perhaps .... rest well x


February 25, 2016

I just saw your Documentary on ID in The Netherlands and I was shocked that you were killed on such a young age. You were gorgeous with a heart of Gold. May you forever rest in eternal please ☘

Carla Sousa

January 30, 2016

I worked with Troy just prior to his joining HPD. It was definitely a shock to all that new him when it happened. But, he was absolutely doing what he loved! An all around great guy! I was glad to have known and worked with him. Godspeed Sir! You are NOT forgotten!!!!

Mark Kahapea

December 23, 2014

I am in Tbilisi, Georgia (country). Yesterday, 9 September, 2014 I saw a documentary on the ID channel about the Officer Troy Barboza which left me deeply moved. Troy was so handsome and promising and brave and courageous too. It is unfortunate that such people as Troy have to leave us so early... Troy dead and the ugly criminal who took his life still alive, in jail, but alive is not just and fair...
Rest in peace, Troy Barboza...

Keti Torotadze, Doctor of Philology

September 10, 2014

I am in Tbilisi Georgia (country). Yesterday, 9, September, 2014 I saw a documentary about the Officer Troy Barboza and it left me deeply moved. It is very unfortunate that such people as Troy Barboza leave us so early. He was so very handsome and brave and courageous too... And the ugly criminal who took his life is still alive, in jail but alive...
Rest in peace, Troy Barboza

Keti Torotadze, Doctor of Philology

September 10, 2014

I saw On ID today, July 3, 2014 that you were from Clayton, CA. I was about your age and lived in El Cerrito, Ca. You looked like you could have been my brother. Your contribution to special athletics truly touched my heart. I pray that your family will always know how much you were honored, respected and loved. May God always look over your family. God Bless.

Susan Dorough
Contra Costa County, CA Resident

July 3, 2014

I recently saw the saw on ID tv. I grew up in Concord and was living in Concord at the time of you death, you were three years younger than me. I don't remember the shooting at that time, I'm sure I would have remembered. After seeing your story I just feel so sad for the loss of an exemplary human being. I pray for your parents and know that someday you will be reunited in heaven. God bless you Troy!

Marcie Jensen

June 24, 2014

Troy and I worked together at Moose McGillycuddy's. He was always such a pleasant caring and wonderful person. I was saddened to see the show last night however very happy that his life is remembered for all the good things. I send prayers to his family and friends and warm thoughts and memories of an outstanding individual.

Gail Wilsey

June 19, 2014

Hi, I'm so sorry!!! Your story touched my heart and you Officer, will be truly missed!! You and your family will always be in my prayers!! God Bless......

A caring person

June 18, 2014

I was doing work in the home of a very nice couple many years ago. In their bedroom, I saw the picture of a sharp looking man and asked who he was. They said that he was their son. It was Officer Troy. I can remember well the shock and horror that I felt as they continued and told me the story of how they lost him. I will forever remember that couple and the legacy of a man I never met. God bless all of the Barboza family.

Michael Norman

June 18, 2014

Heart shadowing. I am retired military and now volunteer with Wounded Warriors. Officer Barboza, Troy will surly be missed by mankind. Not everyone has the integrity, character or moral fiber to serve; to give to the needing(Special Olympics) of this world. Watching the story on ID channel and heart sinks. God Bless those who loved and worked with Troy Barboza.

Venita Willis, Retired Army
Army, Retired from Active duty

June 18, 2014

Remembering you always as another police week comes to an end. Shared some memories of University Moose Mcgillycuddy's, UH, and recruit school with my ten-year old son. Reminded him that this is the Uncle Troy that the torch run was named after. Troy's memory and legacy will live on. Missing you brother! Much aloha ... always, Lani

Lani Faumuina Natividad, SPRD
Friend & Recruit Classmate

May 16, 2014

Just watched an episode about your son and brother and I am so sorry that such an energy and spirit was taken from you...from all of us. He had a gentle and selfless soul, and will always be remembered for that.

Melissa I.

May 10, 2014

This story touched my Heart so deeply, my heart is with the Barboza family forever <3

Denise Lavery

May 9, 2014

After Seeing Your Story On Tv, I Gotta Say You Look Like You Was A Very Nice Person Loving And Caring, I Wish You Love And Peace To You And Your Family


May 8, 2014


You will always be a cherished memory and always in my heart!

Your Cousin,



March 20, 2014

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