Patrolman Oliver P. Holderby

Patrolman Oliver P. Holderby

Springfield Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, July 4, 1929

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Oliver P. Holderby

Patrolman Holderby was shot and killed as he and his partner attempted to question a man about a car. The suspect immediately opened fire, killing Patrolman Holderby and wounding his partner. The suspect was wounded by return gunfire and was arrested a short time later when he went to a hospital for treatment. The suspect died from his gunshot wounds.

Patrolman Holderby had served with the agency for 7 years.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge DETECTIVE

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Oliver P. Holderby of the Springfield Police Department, Ohio and the additional 93 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

July 4, 2021

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