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Night Marshal Pleasant Eugene Holt

Villa Rica Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, April 18, 1908

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Reflections for Night Marshal Pleasant Eugene Holt

I just found out today that this was my 2nd time GREAT-GRANDFATHER. I was really surprised to find out that I was born on his birthday. (APRIL 7TH).

Dorothy Jean Armstrong

April 22, 2016

I just found out that this is my great-great-grandfather. I came across this information on Peace Officers' Memorial Day of all days. This day usually finds me reflecting on the friends and coworkers that I have lost over the years, but this revelation just floored me. Marshal Holt, you will always be remembered in the many lives that you have touched. Rest In Peace, Good and Faithful Servant.

Trooper First Class O. H. Lundy
Georgia State Patrol / Great-great-grandson

May 15, 2014

I just came across this page. I'm the great-great grandson of Marshal Holt. I don't know as much about him as I would like to know but am very proud that I came from such a great man! I'm thankful for his service to the people of Villa Rica and our family. I wish I weren't so far away so I could be there for the hwy dedication in his honor in Sept.


Kevin Pace
Great-Great Grandson

August 17, 2013

This was my Great grand daddy. I remember my mom and grand mother talking about this. His name was not on the wall of the officers who were killed in the line of duty until my cousin Frank McGuire had his name put on the wall he got all the information and had this done. So proud of him sorry he lost his life doing what he wanted to do.. On September 17 at 2 oclock at Concord they are dedicating hwy 101 and the road to roses store in his honor. Makes me proud we will have a hwy named after him. The Villa Rica police department is named after him also

Pam Rutledge
Great grand daughter

August 16, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and fourth 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 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. It is wonderful that so many of your descendants have found this site and posted tributes to your memory. I am sure you are proud of all the family members that continued your legacy of piblic service.

Rest In Peace.

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

April 18, 2012

Rest in Peace, Marshal Holt. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 3, 2012

My father took me to Villa Rica when they honored him. He is my great great grandfather. My daddy is Gerald Holt. My sweet father is 81 yrs old now and he has 8 children and 26 grandchildren and 28 great grand children and 2 more on the way. Needless to say the Holt family is alive and well and will always remember the great man we came from!!

Polly Holt Horne
Great Great Granddaughter

February 23, 2012

It is good to know what a fine family I come from! Thanks for your service.

Great granddaughter

February 16, 2010

Id like to send my condolences to the family of this brave remembered man.I think he would be very proud of Steve who is a wonderful fellow and great friend.Officer Holt will always be remembered for his couragious life and the much loved family he left behind.Sincerely Mrs Cynthia Powers.NH

Mrs Cynthia Powers
friend of the Steve Pace

October 31, 2006

The stories of Pleasant Holt have lived on in my mind since
childhood. He was my great-great-grandfather. My grandmother told me everything she knew about him. He was
never afraid as an officer. He loved his family fiercely
and in serving Villa Rica, he was also protecting some of his own children and grandchildren who lived in the town.
God dealt out justice to the man who killed him before the
courts could. I salute my family hero who got the job done.

Renee Hill

October 29, 2006




October 13, 2006

Well, G-Grandpa Holt, we did it! Your story can now be seen worldwide! I know your in Heaven with Mama, Grandmother, "Ma" and all the rest and I know you all would be extremely proud! I long for the day when I can meet our Christ, and meet you, and see everyone else again! Thank you for being so brave and the man that I was told about all my life. Grandmother honored you till the day she died and so did many more and still do! God bless your memory, forever!

Steven Pace

October 12, 2006

Marshal Holt: The Holt-Bishop Justice Center is named in honor of you and Robbie Bishop. Thank you for your service to the City of Villa Rica.

Pleasant Eugene HOLT was born April 1855. At the time of the 1900 Census, he was listed with his wife and several of their children in Paulding County, Georgia.

He was the Father of ten children, eight were living in 1900.



July 24, 2006

Thank you for being an inspiration to our entire family. You would be so proud. Many of us have gone into public service: law enforcement, education, health care, because you gave the ultimate sacrifice. As a child, I slept on the bed you bought Ida for her wedding and felt safe and secure. Now as I begin to teach future police officers, I will be inspired and driven to live up to your honored name. Even though I only know you through stories and pictures, you were a good cop and an even better father. Thank you.

Jaime Harris
Great-Great Grandaughter

July 23, 2006

Thank you for the great job I know you did for the City of Villa Rica. God Bless You.

Officer Rick Thiot
Cullman, Alabama P.D.

July 1, 2005

Gone, but not forgotten.

St. Louis City Police

May 29, 2005

i am a decendant of EUGENE and i just learned about him in a Genealogy book. he is my great great grandfather i think then again im not sure. but this was a great guy the more research i do on him the more i am happy to know that i am born and bread from courageous people. and to you eugene RIP

andrew keith henderson

May 20, 2005

rest in peace

douglas county sheriff's office

May 16, 2005

Marshal Holt,
It has taken 97 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Villa Rica.


March 28, 2005

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