Officer Rodney Tomlinson Holder

Officer Rodney Tomlinson Holder

Abilene Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Rodney Tomlinson Holder

Officer Rodney Holder was killed in a motorcycle accident at the intersection of Sayles Boulevard and South 13th Street while attempting to stop a speeder at 11:45 a.m.

Officer Holder was in pursuit of a speeder when a car pulled out in front of him causing a collision. Officer Holder was ejected from his bike and collided with a parked vehicle. He was transported to Hendrick Medical Center where doctors determined he was killed on impact.

Officer Holder, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the 82nd Airborne for four years, had served with the Abilene Police Department for 28 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son, two granddaughters, one sister, and additional extended family.

In June 2020, Loop 322 was renamed Rodney T. Holder Loop 322.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge 187
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

vehicle pursuit

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In Honor And Respect, Officer Rodney Holder, Sir, Thank You For Your Years Of Dedicated Service To Law Enforcement And For Your Service To Our Country, U.S. Army Veteran... Looking At Your Photo, Your Smile Is So Very Heart Warming... May Peace, Blessings And Cherished Memories Be With Your Family, Your Blue Family, And Those Who Had The Honor To Know You... May You Rest In Eternal Peace, Officer Rodney Holder...

Gail Mercado

April 29, 2021

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