Sergeant John Edward Holbrook

Sergeant John Edward Holbrook

Clarkston Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, February 25, 1994

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John Edward Holbrook

Sergeant John Holbrook was killed in an accident while responding to assist members of the MARTA Transit Police who were chasing two juveniles wanted for stealing an automobile.

The patrol car he was riding in collided with a tractor-trailer on East Ponce de Leon Avenue, near I-285. He was killed in the crash and the Clarkston police chief was injured.

Sergeant Holbrook was survived by his two children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 3004

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response

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I was one of the first units to get to you that day. I reached in and held your hand knowing you were leaving us. I took your weapon off and secured in the trunk of my unit once EMS arrived and confirmed our worse fears. I watched your family at your funeral and saw how broken they were but still holding each other up. You were and are loved and missed.

Ret. Det. Jane Hendricks
Dekalb county police

August 26, 2015

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