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.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 7 years

Incident Details

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

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

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

July 4, 2020

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