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 in the 6900 block of 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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I express my appreciation and give honor to my cousin Office Dennis Holmes an unsung hero of Law Enforcement. I will never forget our great times at Finger Lakes Community College at Canandaigua together in Law Enforcement, the hallarious duck hunting trips, family get togetherness and how we trashed the apartment when you got married. I truly was down when you went to Houston because I hoped we would be officers together in NY. But God had a better road for you to follow. You were a blessing there and enriched my officer’s lives in Houston. I will always greatly miss you until we meet again in Heaven. Brothers in blue

John Hill
1st cousin

January 10, 2021

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