Donald R. HollowayCalifornia Highway Patrol, California
End of Watch: Friday, January 4, 1980
Reflections for Officer Donald R. Holloway
Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary of your death. 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 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 who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. How awful it must have been for your family to lose both you and your wife at the same time.
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 4, 2012
Rest in Peace, Officer Holloway. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.
October 22, 2009
A day doesn't go by that I don't think of you and Kay. Say hello to my dad for me. (Roy Ingersoll, Retired Chief of Police, Watsonville PD)
Del Rey Oaks, CA PD
April 3, 2009
Years have gone by - You will never be forgotten by those who loved you. May you rest in peace.
January 2, 2009
RIP.You are not forgotten.
October 29, 2008
There is not a day in my life that goes by, that I do not think about you. You were a wonderful father, and I miss you so much.
April 24, 2008
YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE
December 31, 2007
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
November 21, 2007
How I have missed you over the years since you left, I look forward to seeing you again in God's glory and seeing your smile.
February 25, 2005
On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.
May God rest your soul.
January 4, 2005
You are not forgotten Don. I look forward to the day when your lovely wife, Chief Kaye Holloway, Barbara and I can have our next meal together at the Lord's table.
Chief Jim Taylor
June 22, 2004
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