Superintendent Holly V. Holcomb

Superintendent Holly V. Holcomb

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch Tuesday, November 25, 1975

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Holly V. Holcomb

Superintendent Holly Holcomb was shot and killed in front of the Public Service Building in Salem, Oregon.

Superintendent Holcomb was confronted by a former member of the agency and shot.

The suspect was taken into custody, sentenced to life, but paroled after only nine years.

Superintendent Holcomb had been employed with the Oregon State Police for 36 years.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 36 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled after 9 years

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Holly was one of my beloved uncles, husband of my dear Aunt Bonnie. We lost her just this year. They are both well-loved and remembered. Uncle Holly is always laughing in my memories.

Deborah Thornburg Woodward

March 19, 2012

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