Police Officer Troy Alan Blando

Police Officer Troy Alan Blando

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, May 19, 1999

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Troy Alan Blando

Officer Troy Blando was shot and killed while investigating auto thefts. He was checking automobiles for stolen license plates outside of a motel. He exited his vehicle and approached a suspect, who opened fire. During the exchange of gunfire Officer Blando was struck in the chest. He was able to make it back to his vehicle and call for backup and responding officers arrested the suspect near the scene. Officer Blando died while being transported to a local hospital. The suspect was convicted of murder and was sentenced to death and was executed May 15, 2013.

Officer Blando had been with the agency for 19 years and is survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 2336

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .40 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to death; executed May 15, 201

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Officer Blando,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death Iike to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Houston. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 19, 2019

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