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 agency for one year.


  • 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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So many years have passed and some many amazing and not so amazing thing have happened that I didn’t get to share with you. I have boxes of letter and a shirt your mom let me have after the funeral that have survived two divorces and the death of my oldest son who you never got to meet.
Today is Memorial Day and I’m on my way to visit you at Arlington, as I’ve done every year since you were taken from us. You were my best friend and there’s not a day that I don’t think about you or talk to you, if just to update you on my crazy life.
You were an amazing man, caring, kind hearted, thoughtful, loving and you had the best printing I’d ever seen. I remember in basic training you sent me a letter almost every week if not more and even sent me stuff to get me in trouble(just for fun of course)
Your sacrifices to your “new” country and the State of Nevada are never forgotten.
I will love you forever

CMSgt Tyler Hessheimer
United Stated Air Force

May 27, 2019

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