Deputy Sheriff Darden Hollis

Deputy Sheriff Darden Hollis

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, January 1, 1975

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Darden Hollis

Deputy Sheriff Darden Hollis was shot and killed during a struggle with a man on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood.

The suspect was apprehended and charged with murder. He was found guilty of manslaughter and served a short prison service. After being released he continued a life of crime and was sent back to prison for other crimes. In 2004 the suspect died during a struggle with corrections officers in Lancaster, California.

Deputy Hollis had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for 15 years and was assigned to the West Hollywood Station. He was a United States Army veteran and was survived by his wife, parents, and brother.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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It is tragic to see that anyone would have to give their life on United States soil, especially after one gave years of faithful military service. I am grateful for individuals such as Deputy Hollis who are out there day and night protecting citizens. They may not get the recognition they deserve, but they still continue to risk their lives every day and unfortunately some must give their lives in the process.
While Deputy Hollis's sacrifice may have occurred over 40 years ago, it does not make the incident any less tragic. To leave behind a family is something no one ever wants to do, and I am grateful for people like Deputy Hollis. I hope to walk in a path as virtuous as Deputy Hollis's one day.

Andrew De Jong

April 5, 2019

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