Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # 13137
Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber
Offender: Sentenced to death
Police Officer Anthony Holly was shot and killed during a traffic stop.
Officer Holly had responded as backup to another officer who had stopped a vehicle with three occupants. They had taken one suspect out of the vehicle and were removing a second suspect when this suspect produced a handgun from his waistband and fired at the officers, striking Officer Holly.
The other officer returned fire, wounding the shooter, who was later captured and taken into custody. The third occupant was also taken into custody. Officer Holly was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix where he was pronounced dead.
The man who murdered Officer Holly was sentenced to death on August 28th, 2014.
Officer Holly was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Glendale Police Department for two years. He is survived by his girlfriend, parents, four brothers, and a sister.