Officer Dennis E. Holmes

Officer Dennis E. Holmes

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, January 10, 2001

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Dennis E. Holmes

Officer Dennis Holmes suffered a fatal heart attack while making an arrest during an undercover operation on Bourgeois Street.

He was working with other officers to deliver counterfeit money to a suspect and was in the process of arresting the man when he collapsed. Officers performed CPR until paramedics arrived. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Holmes had served with the Houston Police Department for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

arrest, undercover

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Dear Dennis,, Im not sure why I found myself reflecting on the early years of my career today, but I did. You quickly came to mind and all i could think was what a great friend you you were to me..
Im sure you can recall those nights when I rode with you on unit 10C50N, way out on the east-end of Northeast. I admired your style of policing, our conversations, and most of all- your humor! You made me laugh so often, it was a pleasure spending 8 hrs in the patrol car with you...
Im sure I speak for many of the Ol Northeast guys, we miss you and your in our hearts. Unfortunately, years later our careers took us down different paths and we didn't see each other that often. When we did see each other we always laughed about the funny crazy calls we ran together.
When we feel selfish that your no longer with us, I just remind myself that God had bigger plans for you!
We miss you my friend!
God Bless you!!

Sgt RA (Al) Parrott

June 15, 2016

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