Deputy Sheriff John Thomas Holloway

Deputy Sheriff John Thomas Holloway

Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, July 23, 1924

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John Thomas Holloway

Deputy John Holloway was shot and killed as he transported a prisoner between Eagle Pass and San Antonio. The prisoner hit him in the head with a hammer and then shot him twice in the head with his own weapon. After dumping his body, the suspect fled to Mexico in Deputy Holloway's car where he was arrested by Mexican authorities. He was wanted for several crimes in Mexico. During the slow process of having him extradited back to Texas, he escaped from the jail in Piedras Negras, Mexico, on April 30, 1925. On August 18, 1926, he was captured by Mexican authorities. The extradition process was again started, but the Mexican Government refused to return him.

Deputy Holloway was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender At large

prisoner custody

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 23, 2020

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