Officer Donald R. Holloway

Officer Donald R. Holloway

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, January 4, 1980

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Donald R. Holloway

Officer Donald Holloway and his wife, Chief of Police Kay Holloway of the Coalinga Police Department, were killed in an aircraft crash while en route flying between Sacramento and Coalinga.

Chief Holloway had attended a law enforcement meeting in Sacramento and the two were returning to Coalinga so Officer Holloway could attend a court appearance. The Cessna 172 plane crashed into a field near I-5 and Derrick Road approximately 20 miles north of Coalinga.

He was authorized to be flying his personal plane at the time.

Officer Holloway had served with the California Highway Patrol for 11 years. He and Chief Holloway were survived by their seven children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 6745

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Incident Date Thursday, January 3, 1980

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God bless you Brother RIP prayers sent always D.R.Miller 64-65Germany 66-67Nam CTC-IV-68 West Los Angeles CHP Area#565 #6419. You were right after me'


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