Police Officer Anthony Jon Holly

Police Officer Anthony Jon Holly

Glendale Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, February 19, 2007

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Anthony Jon Holly

Police Officer Anthony Holly was shot and killed during a traffic stop.

Officer Holly had responded as backup to another officer who had stopped a vehicle with three occupants. They had taken one suspect out of the vehicle and were removing a second suspect when this suspect produced a handgun from his waistband and fired at the officers, striking Officer Holly.

The other officer returned fire, wounding the shooter, who was later captured and taken into custody. The third occupant was also taken into custody. Officer Holly was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix where he was pronounced dead.

The man who murdered Officer Holly was sentenced to death on August 28th, 2014.

Officer Holly was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Glendale Police Department for two years. He is survived by his girlfriend, parents, four brothers, and a sister.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 13137
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to death

Back up for fellow officer(s), traffic stop

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So hard to believe you would have been 40 years old today. You were taken from us at such a young age. Whenever I look back on your life I’m always amazed at the impact you had on so many while having spent such a short time on this orb. Needless to say I wish you were still here for my own selfish reasons. Today you’ll get to spend your 40th with Mikey, your namesake Grandpa Tony, and Grandpa Holly. Now that’s a celebration of storytellers that will keep you smiling and laughing all day. Just want you to know you’re remembered and missed and loved. Happy Fortieth!!!

Bernie Holly

April 6, 2022

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