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Deputy Sheriff Darden Hollis | Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff

Darden Hollis

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 1, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Deputy Sheriff Darden Hollis was shot and killed during a struggle with a man on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood.

The suspect was apprehended and charged with murder. He was found guilty of manslaughter and served a short prison service. After being released he continued a life of crime and was sent back to prison for other crimes. In 2004 the suspect died during a struggle with corrections officers in Lancaster, California.

Deputy Hollis had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for 15 years and was assigned to the West Hollywood Station. He was a United States Army veteran and was survived by his wife, parents, and brother.

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I worked with Darden Hollis in West Hollywood prior to his death. I grieved his loss as did all other deputies. I remember his as the "cat man" because of his fondness for cats. Unfortunately, my last recollection was when I was detailed to the funeral home to deliver a tie for his uniform. I saw Darden in his coffin and now I can't get that out of my head. He was a good man.

Deputy III Steven Koransky
LASD - former radio car partner
January 2, 2014


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