Officer Troy Barboza
Assignment: Patrol District 1
Date of Birth: October 12, 1963
Appointment Date: January 30, 1986
End of Watch: October 22, 1987
Officer Troy Barboza was shot to death on October 22, 1987 in his home. The culprit was a suspect previously arrested and charged as the result of an undercover narcotic investigation conducted by Officer Barboza.
The suspect was identified through an extensive HPD investigation and was identified, arrested, and convicted for the death of Officer Barboza. The suspect is currently serving a mandatory life sentence.
Officer David N. Ronk
Assignment: Patrol District 8
Date of Birth: February 4, 1943
Appointment Date: February 11, 1982
End of Watch: June 15, 1987
On June 15, 1987 during the morning hours, Officer Ronk headed to an address in the Maili area to serve a temporary restraining order (T.R.O.) on a male. Officer Ronk made a brief search of the interior of the residence for the male alone.
Officer Ronk found the male hiding in a closet and at some point during the contact a struggle ensued between Officer Ronk and the male. During the struggle the male grabbed the Officer’s weapon and shot Officer Ronk mortally wounding him.
Officer Ronk was airlifted to the Queen’s Medical Center where he died from his wound later that morning.