Officer Roy P. Blecher

Officer Roy P. Blecher

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, December 22, 1978

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.

Bio

  • 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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ROY BLECHER AND I RODE PARTNERS IN 1969 OUT OF WEST LOS ANGELES CHP OFFICE AREA #565. ROY WAS A GOOD MAN, MARINE. I ATTENDED HIS FUNERAL, HE IS MOSSED. GOD BLESS HIM. DENNIS R. MILLER CTC-IV-1968 BADGE#6419.

OFFICER DENNIS R. MILLER #6419
CHP WEST LOS ANGELES 1968-1969 AREA#565

July 6, 2018

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