Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Richard G. Holland

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, March 23, 2012

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Reflections for Police Officer Richard G. Holland

Keep resting in peace, my brother. Until all of us who were there meet again.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 23, 2021


I remember it like yesterday, when I put out a 1085 for backup, near Elmhurst Hospital and Richie rushed to my aid.

A Gypsy cab was robbed and the two suspects fled to an abandoned home. Richie helped me go in at gun point and search for the suspects.

We checked the flooded basement at first. Then we searched the upstairs that was searched by others Officers, that couldn’t fine one of two suspects.

We searched a bedroom closet and under a pile of clothes, there was the a taxi robber hiding. Richie was my brother blue, and I can’t thank him enough for being there to watch my back.

My condolences to a great family. We all have to be thankful for the time we have had with him. And we will see him again and that great big smile and his famous singing voice.

Police Officer Marc Manfro (Ret.)
NYPD - District 20

January 29, 2021

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

March 23, 2020

Rest in peace brother. Until all of us who were there, meet.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 23, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Rolland.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 18, 2019

Gid bless my brother. Hope you are resting in peace. I'm still here but many of our brothers and sisters have left to join you. I never know what's on the othet side of the door and, until then, I'm living and hope I'm not called yet.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 23, 2019

It didn't surpise me to find out that you spent so much time working on the pile. Was heartbroken to hear of your passing. Thanks for all of the good advice. GOD bless and continue to Sleep in Peace, my District 20 friend.

Darlene Jackson-Millin
NYCT Railroad Clerk

December 30, 2018

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 17, 2018

Thank you for your service to our country and to the city. Rest In Peace Brother.

SDS Mark McCormack
NYPD Retired

March 23, 2018

On this your 6th year in Heaven my brother, thank you once again for your service and sacrifice for all of us here. A lot of us who were there during those many days and nights are still here, and, one day will meet up with you. It will be my honor when I'm called.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 23, 2018

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

March 24, 2017

God bless you my brother for giving your all during those many tours at the hole. Many of us who are still here thank you for your service. And many of us will meet with you one day. I know that it will be my honor. Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

March 23, 2017

May God rest your soul, thank you for your service.

Peter Kennedy

October 25, 2015

I cannot thank you all enough for your thoughtful and kind reflections regarding my husband of 42 years. Our family still struggles with his absence but we know he is in our hearts everyday. I was not aware of this site but now that I know it exists, I will view it from time to time as well as encourage others who have lost a love one from this terrible tragedy. He loved his country, serving in the Army and love his job a NYPD Officer. Again I thank you all.

Mrs. D Holland
Wife of PO Richard G. Holland

October 5, 2015

Officer Holland,
On today, the 3rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for citizens of New York City and our Country as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 23, 2015

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Holland and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

March 19, 2015

Your sacrifice was on behalf of fellow Officers and you are truly a hero. Thank you for your service.

May you forever Rest in Peace, Brother, and God Bless you.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

January 12, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 3rd anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 10, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 6, 2015

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