Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Kenneth Wade Holland

Benton County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Thursday, April 23, 1998

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Reflections for Deputy Kenneth Wade Holland

No matter how brief your tour was, you made an impact in your communities. Thank you and God bless

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

April 23, 2017

I love and miss you every single day. I'm glad that you got to live your dream of being a law enforcement officer. Heaven is more beautiful because that's where your smile lives on. I'll see you again when God calls me home.

Eric Glover
Uncle

May 11, 2014

Rest in Peace, Deputy Holland. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 31, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 18, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

April 23, 2007

To the family and friends of Deputy Kenneth Wade Holland and his fellow officers, and most especially to Deputy Holland:


On behalf of our entire family, we extend our sincerest condolences for the grievous loss you suffered when Deputy Holland was tragically killed seven years ago. His dedication is not forgotten.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Deputy Holland gave to his community, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 23, 1998.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 1, 2005

Rest in peace motorman.


Tallahassee Police Dept.

March 18, 2004

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