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Chief Walter C. Holcombe | Easley Police Department, South Carolina Easley Police Department, South Carolina

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Walter C. Holcombe

Easley Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch: Monday, March 7, 1921

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to six years

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Chief Holcombe was shot and killed after he and several other officers went to investigate reports of several hobos in the area. When the officers arrived the suspects opened fire on them, fatally wounding Chief Holcombe. The shooter was apprehended and sentenced to six years after pleading self defense.

Chief Holcombe had been with the agency for six years and was survived by his wife and child.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the ninety-first 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 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
March 8, 2012

 

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