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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Hi Baby; here we are again in the holidays. Just had an amazing Thanksgiving but you weren’t there again. Now Christmas is fast approaching and I miss you so much. I cry a lot but it doesn’t change anything your still gone. I Love You so so much and that will never change. Even though I miss you terribly I am so proud of the man you were. Honest, true, loving, caring, dependable, a wonderful father and grandfather and oh if you could have know all our great grandchildren you would have been so proud of each and everyone of them. You are my life and without you I am lost. I try to push on like you would want me to but it’s just not the same without you. I’ll do my best to make you proud. Your loving wife forever and always.

Wife: Betty Holstein

November 26, 2018

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