Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # 602
Incident Date: 8/24/1982
Weapon: Rifle; .30-.06
Offender: Committed suicide
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.