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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I recently discovered that Patrolman Holderby was my Grandfather's Uncle. I pay my respect to the Law Enforcement Memorial a few times a year and now I reflect by your name.
With Deepest Respect

Inspector D. Anzalone
Great-Great Neice

February 25, 2016

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