Details: Trooper Carlos Jose Juan Borland Nevada Highway Patrol End of Watch: Wednesday, December 1, 1993
Biographical Information: Age: 25 Tour of Duty: 1 year Badge Number: 6432
Incident Details: Cause of Death: Gunfire Date of Incident: Not available Weapon Used: Handgun, .38 caliber Suspect Info: Sentenced to death
Trooper Borland was shot and killed when he stopped a car on I-80, just outside 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.