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

Thank you for your service. May God grant you eternal peace. May he also grant your family, friends, and co-workers the strength they will need during the rough times ahead.

PO James McPartland Jr
Mount Vernon PD NY

May 2, 2010

It is with my deepest sympathy that I wish to express my heartfelt feelings in this time of loss. May God be with the family and friends of this honorable Officer.Rodney Holder of the Abilene Police Departmen, Texas. Thank you for you honorable service. Remembering always. God bless.

Margaret Hood
Citizen Watch

May 2, 2010

Rest in Peace my Brother, God Bless you, your Family and your Dept.


May 2, 2010

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Ofcr Rodney Holder. My respect, thoughts and prayers go out the officers at Abilene PD. Thank you for the respect your department showed for fallen Arlington Motor officer Craig Story - I'm sure the same respect will be shown from Arlington PD. We are all family; for we all wear a uniform and badge - we are all affected by this tragic accident.

Ida Parmer
Former Narcotics Investigator

May 2, 2010

God's Police Department has received a brother of great skills, a huge heart and spotless integrity on your arrival. Always know your brothers and sisters left behind will never let your name and your honor be forgotten, they will also care fore your family. God bless, Rest in peace brother. In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix AZ PD, AZ State Chap. FOP

May 2, 2010



May 2, 2010

God Bless you sir.

Rick F.
Ret. CO

May 1, 2010

About a month ago, Rodney was one of the officers that interviewed me for the position I filled in the Traffic Division. It seems unreal that in such a short time, I would be called upon to assist in the investigation of his death.

During my first day assigned to the traffic unit, Rodney stopped me in the parking lot as I was headed out. Whatever Rodney said always seemed right for the situation, and this time was no different. He told me to relax, treat people with respect, go have fun, and enjoy working traffic, or what he called "the best job in the world".

Thanks for the advice. I will remember it always. Having the opportunity to escort you back into town yesterday was beyond words.

10-42 T-23, thy good and faithful servant.

Officer David (Scooter) Thompson Jr.
Traffic Division - Abilene Police Department

May 1, 2010

It is unfortunate that we have never met to this day. You have served your community well. Rest in peace brother and we will take the watch from here.From your brother in blue until we meet in paradise.


May 1, 2010

I am Rodney's cousin from Va. I only learned of this tragedy in our family Friday night. I regret many things in life such as living so far from my Texas family that we had only limited contact. I am vary proud to see that crazy cousin Rodney had such a profound impact on so many lives. Mourn our loss but be comforted that a person such as he can only be in a batter place. Thank you all for all you do.

Chris Carter

May 1, 2010

Protect us from above as we continue to protect those below you. Being a Motorcop I know that you loved you job and by doing that you gave the ultimate sacrifice. Keep the rubber side down and the boots polished.

You are a true hero to your family, community and state. With that I render a final salute.

Motor Brothers forever...

Motor Officer Justin Fleming
High Point NC Police Dept-Motor Unit

May 1, 2010

Thank you, Rodney, for serving our community and for looking out for my husband.

Mrs. Holder, my heart is with you.

Amy Becker
Wife of Abilene Police Officer Adam Becker

May 1, 2010

Rest in Peace Motorman. You will not be forgotten.

Sgt Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP-Service, Traffic and Escort Unit North

May 1, 2010

I did not know Rodney personally but my heart goes out to all at Abilene PD and his family and friends. I remember a very big group of motor officers from Abilene attended Officer Story's funeral in January and it made me so proud that they traveled all the way to Arlington to show support. Im sure Officer Holder was there and I appreciate it so much. May he rest in peace.

Officer Montanye
Arlington PD

May 1, 2010

Officer Rodney Holder's Family, Friends and the APD Units are in my Prayers, thoughts and have my Heartfelt Sympathy. So very sorry my Brother.
Thank YOU for your Service. God Bless.

Kentucky Retired

May 1, 2010

ROP Brother Rodney.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

May 1, 2010

Officer Holder, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

May 1, 2010

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Officer Rodney Holder,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Officer Rodney Holder. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Officer Rodney Holder is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


April 30, 2010

Rodney T Holder.....From the days on B Co, TACT, CID & beyond; I'm proud to call you not only a co-worker but a friend. RIP brother.

Patrolman Jim Davis
Abilene PD/Friend

April 30, 2010

Rodney would always greet me with, "Hey Big Boy..." He was always smiling and he had this personality that just made you want to be around him. He was very polite and professional around the public but always seemed to be joking around with us guys at the station.

Life changed on 4-29-10. I was writing a report at 11:50am just like any other day, then and at 11:51am I was first on scene looking at my brother, Rodney Holder.

Rodney I will miss you. You were a great example and an honorable man.

Mrs. Holder I have been thinking of you and praying for you and your family.

Officer Adam Becker
Abilene TX Police Dept

April 30, 2010

Rest In Peace, Officer Holder.

Lt T Carr

April 30, 2010

Dear Holder Family and APD Family:

How sad it is to lose one of our family and that's what Rodney was to all of us, his wife, daugher, son and at the City/APD--family but how blessed we are to know that he is with the Father and we will see him again. There are no words that adequately express my sympathy for your loss. Rodney was a great man and a great cop. He will be truly missed. God bless you all and hold you in His arms.

Sharon Sneed Hicks
Former City Attorney

April 30, 2010

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Holder and the Abilene Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Holder, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

April 30, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with those friends and family members that are left behind and cannot follow. Rest in peace my brother in blue...we will take it from here.

PFC Adam F Laser
Westminster City Police Department

April 30, 2010

To the family/friends and co-workers of Officer Rodney Holder: I know this accident and the loss of your loved one is very difficult. It's heart breaking. I just want you to know that Police Officers all over the country share in your loss. The life and career of Officer Rodney Holder with the Abilene, Texas Police Department will always be remembered.

Sgt. Scott Bodah
Syracuse, New York Police Department

April 30, 2010

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