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

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Tony was the kind of person that everyone wanted to be, if we could only find it in ourselves to forgive all the trespasses against us. When asked “why do really want to be a cop, and spend a majority of your time dealing with the worst mankind has to offer”, without hesitation he simply replied to his Mom “so that you don’t have to”. And Tony really did make a difference in every life he touched; again that’s one of those things that we all strive for, but it just came natural to him.

I love and miss you Cousin, and it’s rare that a day goes by that I don’t think about you (most just say that, but I truly mean it) to try to make me a better person, and just a little bit more like you. It starts with just the small stuff like not getting worked up when someone cuts you off In traffic, all the way to the big things suck as trying to be there for our family like I know you would have been, and were for way too short of a time. I don’t always succeed in following the path you laid, though I’ll never stop trying.

Love you always,
Little Stevie

Steve Holly (civilian)
Cousin of the same age

February 21, 2021

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