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Patrolman John O. Holmes | Mount Holly Police Department, New Jersey Mount Holly Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman

John O. Holmes

Mount Holly Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 22, 1992

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/28/1975

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Committed to mental institution

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Officer John Holmes succumbed to a gunshot wound he suffered on March 28, 1975, by a sniper.

Officer William Wurst, of the Hainesport Police Department, and Patrolman Donald Aleshire, also of the Mount Holly Police Department, were also killed by the sniper. Officer Holmes had been paralyzed since the incident.

Officer Holmes was survived by his wife and son.

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Officer William C. Wurst
Hainesport Police Department, New Jersey
End of Watch: Friday, March 28, 1975
Cause: Gunfire

Patrolman Donald R. Aleshire
Mount Holly Police Department, New Jersey
End of Watch: Friday, March 28, 1975
Cause: Gunfire

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 21rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 15, 2013

 

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