Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Dennis E. Holmes

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, January 10, 2001

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Reflections for Officer Dennis E. Holmes

Rest in peace Officer Holmes.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 9, 2020

Uncle Dennis,
This is the week of National Police week and we are missing you dearly. Please continue to watch over all of us and especially grandma. Love and miss you lots.

Love Always and Forever,
Melissa ❤️


May 13, 2019

Dear Dennis,, Im not sure why I found myself reflecting on the early years of my career today, but I did. You quickly came to mind and all i could think was what a great friend you you were to me..
Im sure you can recall those nights when I rode with you on unit 10C50N, way out on the east-end of Northeast. I admired your style of policing, our conversations, and most of all- your humor! You made me laugh so often, it was a pleasure spending 8 hrs in the patrol car with you...
Im sure I speak for many of the Ol Northeast guys, we miss you and your in our hearts. Unfortunately, years later our careers took us down different paths and we didn't see each other that often. When we did see each other we always laughed about the funny crazy calls we ran together.
When we feel selfish that your no longer with us, I just remind myself that God had bigger plans for you!
We miss you my friend!
God Bless you!!

Sgt RA (Al) Parrott

June 15, 2016

Officer Holmes, I met your sister at the memorial this year and along with your other siblings, your Mother. She was a pleasure to talk too. I promised your sister and mother that I would ride the 2015 Police Unity Tour in your honor, Rest in Peace brother, we have your watch.

Deputy Dennis Lashbrook
Flagler County Sheriff's Office

June 2, 2014

Officer Holmes was a great friend who was always happy, and proud of working for HPD, I am a better person for having known him.

Fabio Martinez
Smith County Sheriff"s Department

January 23, 2014

You're the hero who lives forever, Officer Holmes, and we will never forget. Thank you for your sacrifice for the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

January 10, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 10, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Holmes. You're not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

January 10, 2012

Just wanting to let you know we still think about you and how much fun you were. Never will we forget the time we sat on our front porch swing and you laughed and called out names to the people at the gas station.

Love and miss you deeply,
Your loving sister,

Elaine Holmes-Frew

January 10, 2010

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 25, 2009

Dead of a heart attack at age 45...what a tragedy.
Your EOW was 8 years ago and time has not
diminished your service nor your sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


January 10, 2009

Hey Mr. Dennis, I remember when you and your wife and the girls would come over or we would come to your house in Kingwood and play. While you and my dad would sit around with each other talking about work. Well I really miss you and your family I lost touch with the girls. Hope you are doing ok.

Krystyl Leigh Maulfair
Friend of Family

June 17, 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
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

February 13, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 3, 2008

another victim to the stress of public service.r.i.p.job done.

harry winch
retired paramedic

February 25, 2007

May you Rest in Peace.

January 10, 2007


You are not forgotten. Thank you for all you did. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W. Cannon; Retired
Vermilion County Illinois Sheriff's Dept.

October 17, 2004

Remembered, always.

Houston Police Department

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