Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Jack P. Holland, II

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, August 21, 2007

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Reflections for Trooper Jack P. Holland, II

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Trooper Jack P. Holland, II of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 69 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

August 21, 2019

Rest in Peace, I knew his father. He was an Instructor in a Police Basic School Training program in Cleveland in 1973.

Ptl. Bryan Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

May 12, 2019

Rest in peace Trooper Holland.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 1, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Trooper Jack P. Holland, II of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

August 21, 2018

Rest easy buddy. Keep an eye on us.

Officer RM Taylor
US. DoJ

December 12, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 2nd 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.

Rest In Peace.



Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

Anonymous

August 21, 2009

To Trooper Jack P. Holland II, his family and his fellow officers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Trooper Holland’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Trooper Holland and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

August 21, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends and family. May God bless and keep them.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08

K.L.

March 6, 2009

Hard to believe a yellow jacket can be as deadly as a bullet, but when you are
allergic to them, they can be. So sorry for all the pain this has caused for those
left behind. Thank you for your many years of service.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

Anonymous

August 21, 2008

Never Forgotten!

Anonymous

August 21, 2008

Rest in Peace... You have not been forgotten

Dispatcher
OSP

June 4, 2008

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Trooper Holland. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Jack, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Jack's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Jack's life was about so much more than the way he died. Jack will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Trooper Holland, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost five years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 30, 2007

"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 12, 2007

Dearest Brother we will continue on with the job till the end god bless and rest your soul.

Your brother

dan stech deputy Marshal
us marshal service

September 21, 2007

I attended the Ohio State Highway Patrol's memorial service for the first time this past May and was moved by the dedication the Patrol has for remembering it's fallen officers. I was also greatly moved by the number of family members who come back year after year to honor their loved ones...some who have died over 50 years ago.

My boyfriend is a trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. I have always been proud of his job and his affiliation with the Patrol, but am even more so after attending the service. People always use the "words" "you will never be forgotten. The family of OSHP live by those words.

Becky Muncy, widow of Sgt. Marc Muncy
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Franklin County

September 21, 2007

God Bless you and your Family...

Jennifer

September 16, 2007

God bless to the family, friends and co-workers of Trooer Holland. Thank you for your service.

mjw643

September 12, 2007

Thank you for your bravery, dedication and sacrifice. May your friends and family take comfort in knowing that you will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten! Until one day in Heaven we meet, keep walking your beat on the Golden Street.

DET SGT, Retired
AR

September 12, 2007

We are saddened to learn of Trooper Holland's passing. We send our thoughts and prayers to your family and friends along with a sincere thank you for your dedicated service.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of my department,

Officer Matthew Lewek
Menomonee Falls (WI) Police Department

September 12, 2007

You are truly a Fallen Hero and will be missed, but never forgotten .
Rest in peace Brother.

Officer Jeff Brown
Metro Nashville police Dept.

September 11, 2007

Trooper Holland,
Sir, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Ohio. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

September 9, 2007

Be at Peace, my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I'll honor you in May at OPOTA! Thanks for your service!

Off. M.J. McRill #180
Sidney Police Department (OH)

September 9, 2007

May GOD watch over you and your family always.

Carlos Gutierrez
Tactical World

September 8, 2007

Take your rest my Brother. You have finished the Course. God's richest blessings to the family and friends.

Major Terry Newman
Muskingum County Sheriff's Office OHIO

September 7, 2007

I just want to pay my respects to this officer and let all know that I will certainly pray for he and his family. Although I have never met Trooper Holland II, I thank him for his years of service.

Patrolman Matthew C. Miller

Patrolman Matthew C. Miller
Sylvania Twp., Ohio P.D.

September 7, 2007

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