Police Officer Wendell I. Troyer

Police Officer Wendell I. Troyer

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, October 2, 1973

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Wendell I. Troyer

Officer Wendell Troyer and Officer David Guider were killed when their department helicopter experienced mechanical failure and crashed. Both officers were trapped in the flaming wreckage and were unable to escape.

Officer Troyer had served with the Oakland Police Department for 22 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

helicopter crash, aerial patrol

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I was reading about a fallen officer today and it made me think of you. I didn’t get to know you long as you were taken from us when I was just over the age of two. But I’ve heard stories. Love you Grandpa.

Cari Troyer Dickson

July 26, 2021

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