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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I dont think I had never met you but yet I believe you are my blue angel. The day I heard you were missing- I had a "random" vivid dream of you gracefully and beautifully flowing down the river while passing underneath a beautiful cherry blossom tree. At the time, I didn't understand why I had such a vivid and "random" dream of a Deputy I had never met but I believe you showed me for a reason. I remember feeling my heart break when I heard they found you but I knew that you were okay and now an angel because of my dream. The day of your funeral, someone that you had touched had told me you had a large cherry blossom tree tattoo. You touched my heart again. A couple years later, your name was "randomly" brought up by a fellow Deputy that worked with you. I could tell in his eyes that he still misses you dearly. You touched my heart again. A couple years after that, I was personally asked to light a candle in your memory ("random") at a TNOA conference because you were a member. You touched my heart again. Although that might have seemed random by the person who asked me to light the candle, it made perfect sense that it was you who directed him to ask me. Thank you for touching my heart and continuing to show me "random" signs that you are an angel. I believe that you are my blue angel as a fellow sister in blue. Thank you for your service. I know you are missed by many.

Deputy Alice Flores
Hays County Comstable Precinct 5

January 20, 2019

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