Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Troy Alan Blando

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, May 19, 1999

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Reflections for Police Officer Troy Alan Blando

Rest in peace Officer Blando.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 19, 2021

Officer Blando,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death Iike to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Houston. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 19, 2019

Rest in Peace Officer Troy Alan Blando. Thank You for your brave Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Houston, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and the men and women who now serve the Houston Police Department. I also Pray that while your murderer did not escape punishment here on this earthly realm that the hounds of hell are now gnawing on his sorry bones. May nothing but thorn bushes and weed grow on his grave. May his sorry soul be consumed by the lake of fire.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

May 19, 2016

Troy: I think often of your sacrifice and that of your family. God bless you all.

Patti Cayo
Cousin, Minneapolis, MN

May 19, 2016

Many thanks for your brave service to our nation. God bless

John Haseltine - Civilian

February 21, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 19, 2015

Heroes live forever, Officer Blando, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

May 19, 2013

I know that the execution of Jeffrey Williams will not bring Officer Blando back, but hopefully it will add to the closure for the family. RIP Officer Blando.

Survivor, Stanley M. Jerlecki

May 16, 2013

mr. troy-

what a picturesque and lasting mark you were on my childhood. your son was a best friend, your wife was a second mom, your home was a safe haven, and y'alls backyard was 3 story treehouse zipline amusement park for the neighborhood. you were hilarious, kind, gracoous, and brave. thankyou for the time you gave to me and my family. thankyou.

civilian, lauren charmain wood
neighbor, friend

May 16, 2013

My prayer, thank God, has been answered! The defiant piece of human excrement finally got what he deserved: Death. Albeit, his execution was, in my opinion, not an eye-for-an eye. May Officer Blando enjoy eternity in Heaven, watching over all good and righteous people and may Williams spend eternity where he belongs: Among the serpents and montrous hnashing of teeth in the pits of Hades,

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayettevillel, AR PD

May 15, 2013

I salute you, Sir, for your bravery, dedication and ultimate sacrifice. I am anxiously awaiting word that your murderer has paid the price in Huntsville tonight for your brutal and senseless murder as well as the grief and pain he has caused your family, friends and co-workers. You, Sir, will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayettevillel, AR PD

May 15, 2013

Justice has finally been served hope that you can now rest in peace and that your family can find some peace as well now.


May 15, 2013

I pray that justice will be served on 5/15/2013 when Jefferey Demond Williams is executed for taking from us a true hero. You will never be forgotten.

To the family-
I know that nothing I say will bring you any kind of comfort, but I just want to say that Troy payed the ultimate price, as did you, to serve the citizens of Houston. I will forever be grateful for that. My Husband is a Houston Police Officer and I pray everyday he comes home safe to me at night.


February 7, 2013

I miss your smiling face, everyday. I miss grandparenting with you. Beautiful Zoey was born to Danny and Kristen in November. You would have had us in N.C. by now and we would have held her by now!

I love you. I miss you.

Judy Blando

January 16, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 13th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 19, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Blando. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

May 19, 2012

Thirteen years...Our son, Danny, now a married man. A sargent in the U.S. Army. A veteran soldier just home from Iraq. I miss you everyday. Love ever--Judy

Your loving wife

February 7, 2012

Thirteen years...Our son, Danny, now a married man. A sargent in the U.S. Army. A verteran soldier just home from Iraq. I miss you everyday. Love ever--Judy

Your loving wife

February 7, 2012

In honor of my cousin, who paid the ultimate sacrifice on May 19th 1999.
May we never forget !
God Bless you and those you left behind,
R. Franzen-Rogers, MN PD.

Patrolman Ryan Franzen
Rogers, MN PD

May 18, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 13, 2008

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Blando on the anniversary of his passing.
May God continue to give you comfort. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher

May 19, 2007

May you rest in peace and may your loved ones be blessed by Him.

May 19, 2007

While we did not know you, we are truly grateful for your dedication, mourning your death; never forgetting your sacrifice! Not to worry, dear friend, your brothers and sisters in blue will carry on your watch for you ~ may you rest in eternal peace.

Daniel & LaWanda Ross

October 21, 2006

Officer Blando, I want you to know that you and your loved ones are being remembered in our prayers... rest in peace!

Rosa Waters

June 21, 2004

5 Years already. I remember when it happened and it seems like it was only yesterday. I pray for your wife and son.
Nemo Me Impune Lacessit

Deputy Robert Powers
Galveston County Sheriff's Office Texas

May 19, 2004

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