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Officer Rodney Tomlinson Holder | Abilene Police Department, Texas Abilene Police Department, Texas

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Rodney Tomlinson Holder

Abilene Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 28 years

Badge # 187

Cause: Motorcycle accident

Incident Date: 4/29/2010

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Officer Rodney Holder was killed in a motorcycle accident at the intersection of Sayles Boulevard and South 13th Street while attempting to stop a speeder.

Officer Holder was in pursuit of a speeder when a car pulled out in front of him causing a collision. Officer Holder was ejected from his bike and collided with a parked vehicle. He was transported to Hendrick Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Officer Holder had served with the Abilene Police Department for 28 years and is survived by his wife, daughter, son, two granddaughters, and one sister.

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Rodney was the best father a person could ask for. He loved my mom and I more than anything. He also loved his job, and his motorcycle. I remember on his off days, he would take his motorcycle to the front yard, and hand wash it until it shone. And every morning, I would go to the driveway with him, and start his motorcycle. Who knew that on that day, I would do that for the last time. I know he's in a better place now.
Thank you for everything you've done for us. You will not be forgotten.

Kyler Holder
Son of fallen officer Rodney Holder (EOW 4/29/2010)
January 2, 2014

 

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