Deputy Sheriff Claude Lee Holt

Deputy Sheriff Claude Lee Holt

Cross County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Friday, August 4, 1944

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Claude Lee Holt

Deputy Sheriff Claude Holt was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man on a warrant for assault.

The suspect was sentenced to death but later had his sentence commuted to life.

Deputy Holt had served with the Cross County Sheriff's Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

warrant service

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Deputy Holt, I noticed your name on the Arkansas Law Enforcement Memorial today while performing duties with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Honor Guard during National Police Week. Although I have heard stories of you from family members, I was never more proud to stand by that inscription and recognize your sacrifice to the citizens of Cross County Arkansas. You will forever be remembered. Thank you for your service Sir.

LT. Chris Holt
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

May 14, 2021

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