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Superintendent Holly V. Holcomb | Oregon State Police, Oregon Oregon State Police, Oregon


Holly V. Holcomb

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 25, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 36 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Paroled after 9 years

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Superintendent Holly Holcomb was shot and killed in front of the Public Service Building in Salem, Oregon.

Superintendent Holcomb was confronted by a former member of the agency and shot.

The suspect was taken into custody, sentenced to life, but paroled after only nine years.
Superintendent Holcomb had been employed with the Oregon State Police for 36 years.

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Holly was one of my beloved uncles, husband of my dear Aunt Bonnie. We lost her just this year. They are both well-loved and remembered. Uncle Holly is always laughing in my memories.

Deborah Thornburg Woodward
March 19, 2012


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