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 Hughes 269C helicopter experienced mechanical failure with the main rotor and crashed.

The helicopter crashed into a parking lot and building at 2033 Fruitvale Avenue and burst into flames.

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

aerial patrol, helicopter crash, mechanical failure

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Officer Troyer,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Oakland. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United Ststes Border Patrol

October 2, 2023

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