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

Rest in peace sir. Thanks for your service.

Deputy Sheriff
Covinton County Sheriff's Dept. (Mississippi)

April 29, 2010

Officer Holder,
Thank you for your service to our wonderful state! In this time of sadness please know that we grieve with your family and the officers of your department for losing another brother in blue. God Bless you sir.

Officer Bruce Anderson
Fort Worth Police Dept

April 29, 2010

i am very, very sorry for your loss of officer Holder today.Please rest in peace, sir.

retired tx game warden-steve vail
texas parks and wildlife

April 29, 2010

Rest in Peace Motorman. You will not be forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

April 29, 2010

My heart goes out to this family - a member of our force doing his job was taken out too early. God has a place for him along side him. May his family have peace and love shown to them during this time of loss. Our prayers and hearts go out to you during this time of loss.

P Holden

April 29, 2010

this is such a tragdey,Mr.Holder was such a compassionate man,our sarrow goes out to his family love ones,he truly was one of Gods true blessings.

jessie and jackie turner

April 29, 2010

this is such a tragdey,Mr.Holder was such a compassionate man,our sarrow goes out to his family love ones,he truly was one of Gods true blessings.

jessie and jackie turner

April 29, 2010

may god bless you and yours, thank you for your

lt. paul cantwell
tenafly nj police dept.

April 29, 2010

Ride on brother, ride on. Its all open road and blue skies from now on. Watch over those of us who remain in the formation until we can all ride together once more.

We will keep your family in our hearts and prayers.

PO 947
SCPD Motor unit

April 29, 2010

My thoughts and prayers go to the family of Officer Holder. Words cannot express how sorry I am that this happened. May God give the family peace during this difficult time and the knowledge that Office Holder is a hero! His job was to protect the citizens of Abilene and for that I am thankful.

Teresa Hopper

April 29, 2010

Off Holder, may you rest in peace. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Department

April 29, 2010


It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.

Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by...
And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.

They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.

Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.

So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.


Author Unknown

Rest in Peace, Motorman…

Motor Officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

April 29, 2010

Rest In Peace Officer Holder. My prayers are with your family and Abilene Police Dept.

Lt Rhonda Sanders
Wetumpka Police Dept. AL

April 29, 2010

It saddens me to hear the news about Officer Holder. God be with his Wife and kids, and his extended Police Family during this difficult time. I feel honored to have known Officer Holder and it was a privilege to have served with him at the Abilene Police Department. God bless you Rodney and say Hi to Jeff for me.

Motor Officer Mike Collins
Frisco Police Department

April 29, 2010



April 29, 2010

I am a former Abilene Police Dept. Lt., Sgt., & Motor Officer. I am always saddened with the death of a fellow police officer. He did not die in vain. There is no higher calling than that of a Law Enforcement Officer. In the words of the late Capt. F.M. Pruit, "The motorcycle is the most important tool in traffic law enforcement. A Patrol Car becomes part of the traffic. You can not work traffic if you are part of the traffic." Lives are saved due to the motor vehicle traffic law enforcement of police motor officers. -- I am also the son of a law Enforcement Officer killed in the line of duty, Taylor County Deputy Sheriff, J.B. "Jake" Wasson.

J. Bryan Wasson
Special Agent/Safety Investigator Retireddx, USDOT, Former APD Lt.

April 29, 2010

For Officer Rodney Holder:

The motor officer shares all of the risks of his fellow law officers, and added to the package is the high-risk of patrol on two wheels. Those who patrol on the police motorcycle well-know the added risks the motor officer encounters. Sometimes the results are tragic. We regret this day that our brother Rodney was the statistic on this day.

We pray for Rodney's family, friends, co-workers and all those who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to one another when the time of need is present,

I am proud to render Officer Roney Holder a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennylvania State Police

April 29, 2010

I had the pleasure of interacting with Officer Holder during various Patriot Guard missions in the area and appreciated his support and professionalism. My condolences to his family and all of his brothers and sister on the APD. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God take you in his loving embrace and help you through this time of grief and loss.

Rest in Peace

MSgt Michael Nienhaus
USAF / Patriot Guard Riders

April 29, 2010

God Bless You. You were a great friend, professional, neighbor, father and husband.

Cade Browning

April 29, 2010

Rodney was a delightfully joyful man. He was a man of integrity. He loved his family deeply which was evident in the way he would light up when he would look at his wife and children. Men like Rodney are rare. He was dearly loved by family, friends and community.

Rodney, you were one in a million and you are already missed terribly.

Jill Maxwel
Friend of the family

April 29, 2010

Officer Holder, your watch is ended. May our Heavenly Father watch over your family and friends during this tragic time. May your soul walk carefully and proudly into everlasting life. You will be in our thoughts and prayers from now on. Rest in God’s peace my friend.

Chaplain Michael Grinnals
Camillus Police Department

April 29, 2010

Rest is peace brother from another motor officer.You have earned your place in God's arms .

Don Watterson
KCPD motorccle squad (retired)

April 29, 2010

Rest In Peace


April 29, 2010

My Thoughts and Prayers are with your family, friends and fellow officers. While you may be in lord's hands, his arms are around your family. Ride In Peace.

Officer M.R. Gregory
Coppell PD Motor Unit

April 29, 2010

Rest in peace Officer Holder. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. I pray Gods grace and peace, comfort and healing upon your family. Go now and rest in the arms of Jesus.

retired police officer Bob Lester
Midland Police Department, Midland, Tx.

April 29, 2010

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