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 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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Rest in peace Officer Barboza. Your killer deserved death for the way he killed you, he stalked you, found where you resided and in cold blood killed a hero.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 17, 2020

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