Lieutenant Dexter Holcomb

Lieutenant Dexter Holcomb

Oxford Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, February 16, 2007

Dexter Holcomb

Lieutenant Dexter Holcomb was struck and killed by a school bus while directing traffic during a school dismissal.

Lieutenant Holcomb was directing traffic near Oxford High School. He was standing at the foot of a hill near the intersection of College and Snow Streets when a school bus driver lost control of the bus and struck him. Officer Holcomb was pinned underneath for about 15 minutes while rescue workers used air bags to lift the bus.

Lieutenant Holcomb was airlifted to UAB Hospital in Birmingham, where he died from his injuries.

Lieutenant Holcomb had served on the Oxford Police force for more than twenty years and he also served as a volunteer firefighter in Piedmont, Alabama. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 707

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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It's been 9 years my friend. Your memory is just as fresh today as it was 9 years ago. I really wish you could see the PD today. LT it has come so far!! New building, about to build another building, nice vehicles, 3D laser scanners. Good Lord we're about 3 steps away from a sci-fi movie! I just wish you were here to participate. I know you would love to have seen the progress. Miss you bro.

Lieutenant Donald Ridley
Oxford Police Department (AL)

February 17, 2016

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