Special Deputy Marshal Havonia Denise Holley

Special Deputy Marshal Havonia Denise Holley

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, January 5, 2021

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Havonia Denise Holley

Special Deputy Marshal Havonia Holley died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while assigned to the Richard B. Russell Federal Building and Courthouse on 75 Ted Turner Drive SW in Atlanta.

Special Deputy Marshal Holley had served with the United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service for 12 years and had previously served with the New York Police Department for 20 years. She is survived by her daughter, five grandchildren, parents, and three siblings.


The Effects of COVID on Law Enforcement

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Due to the nature of their job, law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

Corrections agencies, in particular, suffered tremendous losses due to the constant and close proximity between the corrections officers and large inmate populations. Since March 2020, ODMP has verified that over 900 law enforcement officers have died as the result of a confirmed or presumed exposure while on duty and continues to work with hundreds of other agencies that have suffered a COVID-related death.

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Bio

  • Age 62
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Location Georgia
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
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Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

December 3, 2021

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