Chief of Police Doyle Lee Holstein

Chief of Police Doyle Lee Holstein

Ola Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, August 6, 1995

Doyle Lee Holstein

Chief Doyle Holstein was shot and killed at a domestic disturbance call. He was shot as he stood at the end of a hallway which led to the bedroom where the suspect was hiding. The suspect was apprehended and, after being deemed mentally incompetent, was sentenced to a term in a mental institution.

Chief Holstein had served with the agency for over 23 years and is survived by his wife, six sons, and two daughters, and his mother.


  • Age 63
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 801

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Found mentally incompetent

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Thank you for your service to Arkansas and for protecting its communities. Our prayers are with you and your family. God bless.

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

August 13, 2017

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