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Patrolman Alford Holland | Hazard Police Department, Kentucky Hazard Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman

Alford Holland

Hazard Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 6, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/4/1922

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 10 years

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Patrolman Alford Holland succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier while questioning two brothers about gunshots that had been fired in the north part of the town.

He and another officer were on foot patrol when they heard the shots and they went to investigate at approximately 1:30 am. They encountered the brothers in front of their home and asked if they had heard the shots. The men became abusive towards the officers, who then threatened to arrest them for being drunk in public. One of the brothers then pulled out a gun and opened fire, striking Patrolman Holland twice in the abdomen.

Despite the wounds he returned fire and wounded both men. The two brothers were both arrested and charged with Patrolman Holland's murder. One of the brothers was convicted of murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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Patrolman Holland,
On today, the 94th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hazard. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
December 6, 2016

 

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