Trooper Carlos Jose Juan Borland

Trooper Carlos Jose Juan Borland

Nevada Highway Patrol, Nevada

End of Watch Wednesday, December 1, 1993

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Carlos Jose Juan Borland

Trooper Carlos Borland was shot and killed when he stopped a car on I-80, two miles east of Lovelock, Nevada, whose driver was wanted for not paying for gasoline.

Unbeknownst to Trooper Borland, the suspect had just murdered two people in Texas and the vehicle was stolen. Before stopping the vehicle Trooper Borland had requested a check on the plates, but the plates had not yet been entered into NCIC. As he approached the vehicle the man pulled out a .38 caliber handgun and shot him in the head.

The suspect was apprehended later that day. He was convicted of Trooper Borland's murder and sentenced to death.

Trooper Borland had served with the Nevada Highway Patrol for one year.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 6432
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, November 30, 1993
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to death

larceny, traffic stop

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Carlos, you were an academy classmate I trained with years ago. I remember you working Lovelock while I worked Reno. I was in Hawaii with my wife when you were killed and your murderer was captured. I learned of what happened from a dispatcher when I returned. I wrote your story in the Nevada trooper magazine because I was not there to help capture your assailant. I regret not being there for you. I have since retired from law enforcement but have not forgotten your sacrifice. You will always be remembered in honor.

Greg Roehm, Sergeant
Nevada Highway Patrol

March 28, 2020

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