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Deputy Sheriff John Harold Hollomon

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, December 15, 1998

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff John Harold Hollomon

John (aka Big Red) :) was just thinking about you and googled (didn’t have that back when we were rookies) lol. Think about you often my friend. We were friends before the academy and became Deputies together after and that day you took the ultimate sacrifice 22 years ago I will never forget. You have always held a special place in my life and just wanted to say “I miss ya big red”
Keep protecting us from high above in the heavens!!!

Brian R. Pare’
Academy classmate / Friends

December 1, 2020

20+ years later, I still remember our adventures like it was yesterday. Always a part of me bro!

Master Deputy Don Lajic
Hillsborough Co S.O.

December 28, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Hollomon.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 14, 2019

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

I only met you a few times. My dad was your sergeant. In honor of National Police Week I wanted to stop by and say that you are not forgotten. I was 11 when you passed and i remember that night like it was yesterday. Today I'm 28 and followed in my father's footsteps just like you did.

Deputy Ryan Wacker
Osceola County Sheriffs Office, FL

May 13, 2015

Bro its been too long. Just passed the 15 year mark. Still remember you everyday. Especially the days I hit the lights and sirens. You have saved my life so many times. I appreciate you continuing to look over me and guide me through the intersections safely.

DFC Frank Delguercio
Orange County Sheriffs Office

December 16, 2013

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace Deputy Holloman.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

December 15, 2012

John, I think of you everyday, you will always be in my heart.


Chief Jim Hollomon ( retired )
Orange County Sheriff's Office

June 15, 2012

I miss you everyday, I always will love you and honor you. You sacrificed so much to be a great deputy. You are still missed by me and there isn't a minute that goes by where I don't think about you and the times we talked about the day you became what you always wanted to be. You were my best friend and the love of my life John. I miss you so much. God has an amazing and wonderful angel by his side..
Thank you for being the most amazing person I ever met and had the privilege of being with for 2 years. Love always Jenn

Jennifer Janssen

February 26, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Deputy Hollomom, we will never forget the sacrifice you made for all of us.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


December 15, 2011

You are an amazing man who left this world way too early. The light of your parent's life, I often wonder how they coped and continue to cope with your death. You loved and respected them so very much.
I love the way your smile shines through in the painting done after your death. Your smile was always bright!
Rest in peace.


May 12, 2011

John, Every time i see a photo of you and moreso the painting in memory of you at your mom and dads home, i feel your mom and dads pain, their pride and proudness of having you as a son. I never knew you in person, however; when i enter your mom and dads home, i feel your spirit there. i never say a word or shed a tear, with respect to your mom and dad. i know through them, you are still here with them, God works in ways that non of us will ever understand. I will say this; you are your parents guiding light. You keep beaming brightly as you guide your mom and dad to your hugs and smiles as they sail the sea of life, until they calmly sail into the port where John will be awaiting their arrival. your welcome will be long awaited. God Bless you and your family. i love them and will be there as their friend and confidant and will carry your 208 with proudness forever.
Arthur. the friend, and fishing buddy that we never came to be.

Arthur Godfrey
A reflection through your mom and dad

May 4, 2011

To the Hollomon family, we will never forget your hero and want you to know that there are many prayers with you today and always.. God bless you and continue to guide you.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


December 15, 2010

Deputy Hollomon, God Bless you and your family. I am riding in the Police Unity Tour this year for CO Mark Parker, OCSO. I hope you have found him and gave him a big hug. I grew up in Orlando. We need more law enforcement officers there.

SSA Ellen Pierson

January 6, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the eleventh anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you.
The hurt never goes away, but both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest in Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 15, 2009

You have not been forgotten as heroes never die. Continue to watch over you loved ones and those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

December 15, 2009

"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
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

December 15, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 8, 2007

John I went to your dad's retirement today. The person he wished was there the most was you.

Sgt. D.R. Smith (retired)
Orlando Police Department

March 2, 2007

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace Brother!

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly PD, Va.

December 15, 2006

8 years ago and you are still deeply missed which
speaks volumes to the kind of person you are.
The Absent One
As we gather at the table and watch each smiling face
The heart fills with emotion to see the vacant place.
We may strive to hide our longing in the midst of
Mirth and fun
But we're thinking, thinking, thinking
Of the loved- the absent one.
When we gather 'round the fireside with merry
Laughter and jest
How we wish the absent dear one was here
With all the rest.
Still we jjoin in all the frolic, but we wish the
Day was done
For we're thinking, thinking, thinking
Of the loved- the absent one.
Yet when the day is over and they all have gone to rest
We feel the Heavenly Father does all things for the best
So we cheer our drooping spirits with the rising
Of the sun
But we can't help thinking, thinking, thinking
Of the loved- the absent one. author unknown

December 15, 2006

My thoughs are with your loved ones on this day and during the holiday season. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and protect them from harm. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

December 14, 2006

Only gone from our earthly sight.

December 6, 2006



October 3, 2006

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