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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It's hard for me realising that my Eindhoven (The Netherlands) BMX friend Carlos (Swinkels) Borland has been dead for the length of his age, 25 years on December 1 2018. Carlos was a cool, very handsome kid back then when he was competing in BMX in The Netherlands and Europe (1979-1984). His death came as a big shock and the circumstances of his death make it that much more tragic. I will always remember him for his great smile, bright personality and true sportmanship.
Gerard Rooijakkers, former President of the Eindhoven BMX club The Champs and board member of Dutch BMX Association of KNWU.

Gerard Rooijakkers
Former President of Eindhoven BMX club The Champs

October 4, 2018

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