Deputy Sheriff Grant Holliday

Deputy Sheriff Grant Holliday

Breathitt County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, December 10, 1905

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Grant Holliday

Deputy Grant Holliday was shot and killed as he attempted to serve a warrant on two brothers. He and two deputized civilians located the brothers outside of the Jackson city limits and informed them they were under arrest.

The two suspects approached the deputies in a threatening manner and Deputy Holliday raised his shotgun in defense. One of the brothers and Deputy Holliday exchanged shots, and Deputy Holliday was fatally wounded.

One of the suspects was also wounded, and both were taken into custody.

Deputy Holliday had served only a few weeks and was survived by his wife and children. He is buried in Combs Graveyard, Breathkitt County, Kentucky.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and wounded

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 105th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 10, 2010

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