Officer Roy P. Blecher

Officer Roy P. Blecher

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, December 22, 1978

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Roy P. Blecher

Officer Blecher and Officer William Freeman were shot and killed while patrolling together on I-80 in West Sacramento.

Their bodies were found after they made a traffic stop at approximately 0300 hours. Investigators found a sign of a struggle. Officer Blecher was found with his hands handcuffed behind his back and shot once in the head.

The suspect was eventually apprehended and sentenced to life. He died in prison on April 16th, 2016.

Officer Blecher was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and California Army National Guard. He had served with the California Highway Patrol for 21 years.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 2455
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

traffic stop

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To everyone giving a reflection for Roy P. Blecher; Thank you so very much to all your kind words and reflection here of my father, Roy P. Blecher. It is a tough time every December 22, just before Christmas, I still remember the day 42 years ago, when I answered the door where I lived, and their was his Captain, in full dress uniform, informing me and Mom of his death and passing. There was not a better man, who served: his community, his state CA, his Marines, his National Guard, his Civil Air Patrol, his American Legion, his CHP brothers and sisters, his church, his family, and his Son- me. I salute and Love You Dad. Sincerely and Thankfully to All, Chris Blecher...

Chris Blecher
Son of Roy P. Blecher

January 3, 2021

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