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.


  • 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 (SGT Borland),

You were "one of a kind." I'm amazed to read that I am not the only person to know that you are a guardian angel still watching over us, guiding those in need, and protecting the helpless. Thank you for coming to me in my dreams. Thank you for the unforgettable fun memories at Ft. Hood. I have not forgotten them.

I heard about your death while I was in college from SGT Mike Ortiz. He is no longer on this earth either, but I'm sure you are both in each others good company in Paradise. I was never able to send my condolences to your parents and sister, but I pray they are able to read this and feel my love, peace and gratefulness for their beautiful soul--Carlos.

I am no longer a Chinook mechanic, nor an AG Army Officer, but I do think of you when I see our "flying buses" soaring high!

I have been thinking that I should plan a trip to see and honor your resting place, amigo. God bless you, your familia, your fellow brothers and sisters in law enforcement, and all of those that miss you as much as I have. Adios, amigo.
#carlosborland #armyaviation

Edna Ambriz, USA Veteran
67U (Chinook Helicopter Mechanic,) 1991-92 Ft. Hood, TX

July 11, 2020

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