Chief of Police Doyle Lee Holstein

Chief of Police Doyle Lee Holstein

Ola Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, August 6, 1995

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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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Ola Police Department now honors Chief Holstein with a memorial service every August the 6th at 10:00 by reading a proclamation and making that day in Ola Chief Doyle Holstein day.

Chief JC Nelson
Ola Police Department

June 20, 2019

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