Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Rodney Tomlinson Holder

Abilene Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Reflections for Officer Rodney Tomlinson Holder

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Holder's family and friends.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

April 30, 2010

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Rest in peace.

James Leary
US Park Police

April 30, 2010

Rodney you will be missed by everyone you have met in your life. Always smiling and shining that bike. Thank you for loving my New Orleans style dressing at thanksgiving and Pattens hot sausage! I always looked forward to sharing that with you. God bless your family and fellow officers. I am so very sorry our city has lost such a wonderful man.

Lydia Walsh
First Financial Bank-friend

April 30, 2010

RIP Brother...

Ptlm. M. Thomas
Foster Twp. Police (PA)

April 30, 2010


I can still hear your voice, asking me "what's up, whistlebritches". I'd have been fighting most people who said that to me. Every time I think of you, I smile. I just wanted to tell you I appreciate how you lived your life. You were never too busy or too good to help. You did the right thing in the right way. Having you for a friend made me a better man. I miss you, bro.

Sgt Keith Shackleford
Abilene PD

April 30, 2010

Rest in peace Officer Holder. My sincere condolences to your family and department. You made the ultimate sacrifice to serve and protect. God speed as you patrol the streets of gold. Terry F. Zech


April 30, 2010

Rest in peace Officer Holder!
You will not be forgotten!
FACEBOOK salutes you!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

April 30, 2010

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

April 30, 2010

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Officer Rodney Holder as well as to the Abilene Police Department. Rest in peace Officer Holder, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

April 30, 2010

May God lay his healing hand upon the family and friends of Deputy Anderson and may they know he will never be forgotten. Thank you Deputy Anderson for your dedicated service to the people of Florida and the United States.

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

April 30, 2010

To the Holder family you are all in my prayers as you face this very difficult time. God has called another HERO home... God bless and guide you.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02


April 30, 2010

On Aprill 22,2008 Officer Holder took the time to come and led our son Christopher Shields from the funeral to the cemetery where he too had met with an tragic accident on his bike. We as a family were deeply honored to have him do the honors of leading the procession at the time of our sorrow. I did not get the chance to meet him that day, but everyone I have spoken to since that knew Rodney said they he is a truly great person. So to his family I express my sincerne gratitude and sympathy for our tragic loss. May you be comforted knowing he was loved in the community and all over the world. So, Rodney thank you and may you and my beauitful son ride in peace together up in heaven.

Liz Shields
mother of fallen rider

April 30, 2010

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

April 30, 2010

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Holder. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
You will never be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

May the children of Officer Holder, know that their Daddy is a HERO who we will not forget and will forever be in his debt for all he has done for us. Officer Holder. Thank You sir for your service and protection to us all, may you rest in Peace. God bless you and your family.

VIP Jeff Claybern 750
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

April 30, 2010

God bless you and your family in this time of need. Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten....

Officer Borghesani
San Francisco Police Dept

April 30, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Holder as well as the brotherhood at Abilene Police Department. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Department

April 30, 2010

my deepest sympthy goes out to this mans family ,love ones and all of APD.Mr.Holder was a mentor to my husband back in his younger years, as a police officer he was a very compassionate person ,down to earth man.He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.My heart goes out to his wife and children,I know they will miss him dearly.God be with them in their time of sorrow and the abilene police dept.

jackie soto

April 30, 2010

No words are adequate. Abilene lost a outstanding Officer and a hero to many.
Our prayers and thoughts are with his family and his Brothers in Blue.
I am always in awe of the bond, the family ties our law enforcement has when we lose a hero such as Rodney. My son was on the bus Coach Scott mentioned where Officer Holder took the boys to Ft Worth Paschel. I spent those 2 hours pacing and talking to him during the game and he was such an inspiration. Truly a man that if you knew you just felt he was a friend and always had been. He was a mentor to many Officers who loved and respected him and he will be missed.
I know he is with God and dancing with angels.
Job well done Officer Holder... may you rest in peace.

Elizabeth Wright
Officers Wife

April 30, 2010

Rodney brought a large amount of morale to the Traffic Division. There was always a smile on his face, and generally a humorous comment to go with it. Being the youngest on the Motors, in both age and tenure, I've had the opportunity to look up to Rodney and the others both professionally and personally. Rodney was the kind of person that I often caught myself wondering what I had to do to be like him in life. I was the last Motor Officer that Rodney was able to train, and I will cherish the memories of our time together forever. T-23, you will be missed dearly and you will always be next to us.

Officer Tyson Kropp Traffic - Motors
Abilene Police Department

April 30, 2010

Having been through this myself only 7 months ago, I pray for his family, both at work and at home, the peace that surpasses all understanding. Please know that my heart, thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Rest in peace and God speed Officer Holder.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." (Matthew 5:9)

Tanya Miller Blake
Wife of Burnet Co Deputy #128 F. David Blake, EOW 10/03/2009

April 30, 2010

It was an honor to work with Rodney for the past 22 years. He was a caring and dedicated officer, husband, father and friend. He will be truly missed by all.

Officer Kathi Rhodes
Abilene Police Department

April 30, 2010

Thank you for your dedicated service. Your Wife, Children adn the rest of your Family, Friends and the Abilene P.D. will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Rest in peace Officer Holder

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God." -Matthew 5:9

J Clendening #407
Glades County Sheriff's Office (FL)

April 30, 2010


Deputy J.D.Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

April 29, 2010

Rest In Peace, Brother. Your watch is over. We'll take it from here.

Auxiliary Sgt. Jennifer Sharp
Decatur Auxiliary Police Decatur, IL

April 29, 2010

RIP Officer Holder. My prayers go out to you, your family, and the APD.

Scott Nettleton

April 29, 2010

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