Officer Troy Louis Barboza

Officer Troy Louis Barboza

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Thursday, October 22, 1987

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Troy Louis Barboza

Officer Troy Barboza was shot and killed by a drug suspect he had previously arrested.

Officer Barboza was an undercover officer and had the suspect arrested after making a cocaine purchase from him. After the suspect was released from jail, he found where Officer Barboza lived, went to his apartment in the 2700 block of Ferdinand Avenue, and shot him with a shotgun as he sat in his living room chair.

The 24-year-old suspect fled to San Diego, California, but with the help of mainland undercover officers, returned to Hawaii under the premise of making another drug deal. He was convicted and sentenced to life without parole.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year, 10 months
  • Badge 2814

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

narcotics, ambush, at home, off duty, undercover

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Another October is here, and I am reminded of your friendship, support, and the service you provided as a Honolulu Police Officer. You are well remembered as your birthday and anniversary of your passing are here again. You are always in the hearts and minds of the 92nd Class, and many friends and family left behind. Much alofa always, Lani

Lani Faumuina, PCO IV
Honolulu Police Department
Communications Division

October 8, 2020

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