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 home, and shot him with a shotgun as he sat in his living room chair.

The 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.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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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

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