Patrolman John O. Holmes

Patrolman John O. Holmes

Mount Holly Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, July 22, 1992

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John O. Holmes

Officer John Holmes succumbed to a gunshot wound he suffered on March 28, 1975, by a sniper.

Officer William Wurst, of the Hainesport Police Department, and Patrolman Donald Aleshire, also of the Mount Holly Police Department, were also killed by the sniper. Officer Holmes had been paralyzed since the incident.

Officer Holmes was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, March 28, 1975
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed to mental institution

ambush, EDP

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Thank you for your service. My father served along side of you as partner, and I heard fond memories of you and your team of Mt. Holly police officers. I say a prayer for you and your family every March. Mount Holly police officers are my hereos. On behalf of all police officer's children, thank you for protecting us.

With love and respect,
Melissa Barrow
Daughter of Doug Barrow, retired MHPO

Melissa Barrow
Daughter of retired police officer

March 1, 2022

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