Senior Deputy Jessica Laura Hollis

Senior Deputy Jessica Laura Hollis

Travis County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, September 19, 2014

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Jessica Laura Hollis

Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis drowned after her patrol car washed away as she checked roadways for high water during a period of heavy rain at 1:50 am.

She was driving in the area of Fritz Hughes Park Road and Low Water Crossing Road, upstream of Lake Austin, when her patrol car was washed into the river. She was able to radio dispatchers that her vehicle was being swept away.

Her patrol car was located approximately 15 minutes later but she was not with it. The patrol car was recovered from the water later in the day. Deputy Hollis' body was recovered from Lake Austin on September 19th, 2014.

Senior Deputy Hollis had served with the Travis County Sheriff's Office for seven years and was a member of the agency's Dive Team. She is survived by her husband and 12-year-old son. Deputy Hollis' husband serves with the Austin Police Department.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 4413

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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You are an exceptional human being! From the first days we met, people gravitated to your personality. No one could help but to become your friend. Especially Ricky! Watching you two bond and grow together, marriage and starting your family are some of my fondest memories along with the time we all spent together. From our early days as medics and into law enforcement, you always motivated people to do more. I often think of y’all and miss seeing the three of you together. Kiwi says he loves y’all and misses you guys.

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