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Sergeant Ed Holcomb, Jr. | Conroe Police Department, Texas Conroe Police Department, Texas


Ed Holcomb, Jr.

Conroe Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 14, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 602

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/24/1982

Weapon: Rifle; .30-.06

Offender: Committed suicide

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Sergeant Holcomb was shot with a rifle and killed as he approached a mobile home during a domestic dispute call. He and three other officers had responded to the call and located the suspect's wife running from the home. After talking to her the officers learned that the suspect was inside the mobile home and possibly armed.

Sergeant Holcomb was going to attempt to make contact with the suspect and walked onto the porch. As he walked past a sliding-glass door the suspect opened fire, striking him under his right arm in a spot not protected by his bullet proof vest. The suspect then lit his home on fire and shot himself.

Sergeant Holcomb was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wound three weeks later.

He had served with the Conroe Police Department for 5 years and was survived by his wife and son.

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Hey, I didn't ever know you, but I really wish I would have gotten to. From the memories these people have of you, it's obvious, you were a wonderful person. Thank you.

Brianna Holcomb
May 15, 2014


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