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

You're with so many others now, and for those left behind, those at your PD wearing the boots........we'll all see you soon. Rest in Peace..........may God Bless you and your family.

Motor Officer M. Gamble
Sugar Land PD

April 30, 2010

My prayers go out to the family and friends. Officer Holder will be greatly missed. I am so sorry for your loss.

Donna Walton
Thankful citizen

April 30, 2010

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and his police family. This was a tragic loss to all.


April 30, 2010

A Tribute to Rodney Holder and all who serve in this capacity: Titled: A Policeman Died Today

A policeman died today.
For his family please pray; His precious children and his wife were the other part of his busy life.

He daily risked his own life to serve in a world that is filled with strife.

For others who serve us in these ways,blessings-- everyday for you we pray.

For a policeman died today, may he in peaceful rest lay.


April 30, 2010

Rodney was a source of strength and inspiration for all who knew and loved him. His genuine compassion, integrity, and sense of humor made this world a better place. I was blessed to have known him and am proud to have called him friend.

Roger Carl Tudor
Fort Worth

April 30, 2010

My Brother in Blue, Officer Rodney Holder, may the Lord comfort your heart and soul now in heaven. I pray for the family and friends. May we draw near to God even more so in times as these and continue to abide in His grace. Keep the faith my brothers and sisters, keep the faith.

Officer Adam Lopez
SRO Abilene Police Dept

April 30, 2010

Nine years ago, I started as a Detective in CID. You were one of the guys that taught me how to be an investigator. I'll never forget all the laughs we have had over the years. Your endless smile and and gentle spirit will be missed by all of us forever. Thank you for all you have done for so many. You are with God and God is with AnnMarie, Hilary, and Kyler. Rest easy brother.......

Sgt. Lynn Beard
Abilene PD CID

April 30, 2010



April 30, 2010

Rodney Holder was truly "an officer and a gentleman" in every sense of that term. He was a devoted husband and doting daddy, and we were blessed to have had the opportunity to know this great man, if only for a while. Our hearts and prayers are with his wife Anne-Marie, with his children and with the Abilene Police Department, for we know his departure from this life is a loss for all who knew him, but especially for those closest to him. May they find the peace that passes understanding, and the certainty that he is Home at last.

Elizabeth Vanderwerf Jurenovich
Abrazo Adoption Associates

April 30, 2010

Our prayers and sympathy are with the entire Holder family and APD as you face this time of enormous grief. There are no words that will ease your sorrow, just know that there are others who have walked this way and will be there to help.

Rodney Holder was my classmate at Cooper High, and became a great friend and support after his fellow officer and my brother Jeff was killed in the line of duty in 2007. Rodney reached out then with time to listen, time to shed a tear, time to encourage, and time to bring a smile. Rodney was there faithfully for many of the fallen officer memorials we attended, both local and in Washington DC. His legacy is one of being not only an excellent peace officer for the citizens of Abilene and our nation, but a truly great and caring man, fully deserving of the full honor due those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

Rest peacefully brother Rodney, and may God surround your family and fellow officers with comfort and strength in the days ahead.

Randy McCoy, brother
Officer Jeff McCoy, Abilene PD E.O.W. 6-5-07

April 30, 2010

The staff of the Fisher Co. Sheriff's Office would like to extend our condolences to the family of Officer Holder and to the friends and law enforcement family. Having just lost two members of our law enforcement family recently, we know the pain that all of you are suffering and our hearts go out to you. God bless you and yours.

Sheriff J.A. Robinson
Fisher Co. Sheriff's Office

April 30, 2010

RIP brother Rodney.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Ptlm D. Bevenour
Gettysburg PD

April 30, 2010

Rest In Peace Our Brother

Lt B Cole
Lake Charles Police Dept (LOUISIANA)

April 30, 2010

As a fellow City of Abilene employee I had the great pleasure to know Rodney on a limited basis. Rodney always had a kind word for you and was one of the most respectful officers I know. I remember him coming in after his most recent accident and we were all telling him how glad we were that his injuries were minor. All he could talk about was how distraught the elderly man that hit him was. His concern was not for himself but the citizen he served. He loved his job and did it well.

Rodney was loved and respected by all and our City and PD family mourns with his own family.

Our thoughts and prayers will be with Rodney’s family during this most difficult of times.

Thank you for years of excellent service to our community.

Jayme Johnston
City of Abilene Training & Emp. Dev.

April 30, 2010

To the family of officer Holder: All my thoughts and prayers go out to you today. I DO know how you are feeling because 2 years ago I was in your shoes. They are terrible shoes to wear.
Pray to God to help you thru this awful time. Get mad! Cry! Pray! Everything you do will help you get thru this.
Its been 2 years 2 1/2 mo. since my son - Officer Tom Ballman was murdered and I have to pray every day for the strength to get me thru.
Officer Holder is another Hero that gave all to others. May he find all the other Heros who await him now.

Sue Carol Miller, Mother of Fallen Offic
Kirkwood, Mo

April 30, 2010

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

April 30, 2010

I could not have asked for a better person to be in my life when I needed him. He was truly a great person and he will be missed everyday.


April 30, 2010

Thank you for your service. To his friends and family I am sorry about the great lost.

Adrian Murphy

April 30, 2010

Rodney was a selfless man who gave all to family, friends and the city of Abilene TX. I had the pleasure of having Rodney as an assistant coach in baseball a few years back and he taught me alot about character. I looked up to him and always looked forward to riding beside him down Treadaway Blvd. on my way home from work. He will be missed.

Robert Sadler

April 30, 2010

My family has known Rodney for many years. He was a wonderful man full of integrity and pride for his family. I pray that God will bless and be with his family during this time. You will definitely be missed. RIP, Officer Holder.

Breanna Brown Rogers

April 30, 2010

Chief Strzelecki and the entire Niles Police Department extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Holder. Godspeed.

Niles, Illinois Police Department

April 30, 2010

Our hearts and prayers go out to your family and friends in their time of sorrow. May God Bless and Rest in Peace!

Cpl David Murphy

April 30, 2010

Officer Holder thank you for your service. May God Bless you and your family. Rest in peace. You will not be forgotten!

Del Rio Police Department (Texas)

April 30, 2010

On behalf of the 6,192 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to Officer Holder’s family as well as the members of the Abilene Police Department. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken Howes, Executive Director
American Association of State Troopers

April 30, 2010

To the Officer Holder's family and to the Abilene Police Department. Yall are all in my thoughts and prayers in this tragic time. God Bless and keep you always.

Deputy Bryan Butler
Comanche County Sheriff's Office

April 30, 2010

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