Police Officer Jasper Christopher Holmes

Police Officer Jasper Christopher Holmes

Stonega Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, August 1, 1916

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Jasper Christopher Holmes

Officer Holmes was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for fighting. During the arrest the suspect shot Officer Holmes 12 times.

Officer Holmes was a police officer for the Stonega Coke and Coal Company's company town and had been deputized by the Wise County Sheriff's Office. He had served with the agency for 5 years and was survived by his five children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 26, 1916
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

arrest attempt, fight call

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I am his great niece. His brother, James Henderson Holmes, was my grandfather.

Vanessa Holmes Akers
Great niece

January 23, 2024

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