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 Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Thank you for your service and today we remind you and your family that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 22, 2020

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