Policeman William Holly

Policeman William Holly

Findlay Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, February 20, 1898

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William Holly

Policeman Holly was shot and killed while he and another officer chased two burglary suspects. One of the men opened fire on Policeman Holly, killing him. Both suspects were arrested and charged with murder. The suspect who shot Policeman Holly was sentenced to 20 years at hard labor.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Policeman William Holly of the Findlay Police Department, Ohio and the additional 70 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

February 20, 2022

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