Trooper Carlos Jose Juan Borland

Trooper Carlos Jose Juan Borland

Nevada Department of Public Safety - 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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Thanks for your service to the NHP and to the citizens of Nevada. I just taught two classes at the Nevada DPS Academy yesterday and I saw your picture on the wall. I was reminded of your ultimate sacrifice. After you were shot, way back I was our SWAT Commander. Our entire SWAT team volunteered to pursue the suspect, who was out on foot in Dixie Valley. Our team (Washoe County Sheriff) was scheduled to go to the field to assist, but other officers from Reno PD and allied agencies caught the suspect before we got the chance. Our regional law enforcement community was tight knit in those days and your death touched us all. I did not know you but knew many troopers who did and they all spoke highly of you. Thanks for your sacrifice. The suspect is on death row and isn't going anywhere.

Jim Lopey, Asst. Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff (Reno, Nv) and NVDPS

December 1, 2020

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