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Detective Curt Holland

Commerce City Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, October 16, 2020

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Reflections for Detective Curt Holland

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

November 10, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Detective Curt Holland on your tragic loss. May our Lord give you all the strength and comfort during this difficult time. Thank you for your dedication and service to your community. Rest in peace Detective Curt Holland.

CBP Officer(retired) Luis Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

November 1, 2020

Rest in peace brother.

Detective Stephen Trejo
Donna I.S.D. Police Dept. Tx

October 29, 2020

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the tragic death of Detective Holland.

Chip Nowlin
President
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

October 27, 2020

I remember you coming through the academy at Flat Rock Regional Training Center where I helped as a firearms instructor and OC instructor. I was shocked and saddened to hear of your passing as well as the citizen who was behind your vehicle. My sympathies to your wife, children and all at Commerce City PD. Rest In Peace.

Reedy L. Lash (Sgt/retired)
Adams County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

October 25, 2020

Thank you for your service. I pray for the peace and comfort of the Almighty God to rest upon your families and friends. Rise In Glory

Sergeant Sabrina Smith
Valdosta Police Department

October 24, 2020

I did not know you, but you have touched the lives of everyone around you. You are and forever will be a member of the family of law enforcement. My thoughts and prayers are with your wife and children. Rest easy brother, we'll take it from here.

Heidi Nygard, Correctional Officer
Ward County Detention Center

October 24, 2020

My deepest condolences go out to Detective Curt Hollands family, friends and co-workers at Commerce City Police Department during this difficult time.

Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Rest In Peace my Brother in BLUE Detective Curt Holland.

Officer Janet Sanchez
F.O.P member Yuma Lodge #24
Yuma Police Department

October 22, 2020

Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, and agency during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God. [Matthew 5:9];

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4], and;

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy / Chaplain
The Steven R. Closs Ministries
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

October 21, 2020

RIP sir, may your soul rest in peace, and may God bless your family.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

October 21, 2020

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

October 21, 2020

Rest in Peace Detective Holland, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

TERRY F. ZECH OFC RET
DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPARTMENT DETROIT MICHIGAN

October 21, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Detective Curt Holland and the extended law enforcement family of the Commerce City Police Department, Colorado.


End of Watch Friday, October 16, 2020


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 21, 2020

A Prayer for the Mourning:
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” ’
Numbers 6:24-26

Chaplain Alex Pickens III
Lansing, MI

October 20, 2020

Detective Holland, our Lord took you back to Himself as your life had only begun and you left behind the young child in the photo. He will reward you abundantly and will take care of your wife and two children. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

October 20, 2020

God bless you.
Thank you for your service.
Rest in peace.

Chief R. A. McCann
Armour College Law Enforcement/Department of Public Safety

October 20, 2020

I worked with Curt, and his wife Amanda over ten years ago, Curt was always a nice guy, and knew how to subtly fill a room with his positive attitude. Condolences to Amanda, and her family, please know my heart is filled with sorrow for your loss. Rest easy Curt we’ve got the watch from here.

Sergeant
Ward County Sheriffs office

October 20, 2020

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Detective Holland and the Commerce City Police Department during this time. Thank you, Detective Holland, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

October 20, 2020

My heart aches for the loss of this wonderful man. My prayers go out to the family, friends, officers, and others whose lives were impacted by Det. Holland; I'm sure there are many. May his legacy never be forgotten.

L.R

October 19, 2020

Thank you for your time and service

Adrian

October 19, 2020

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time....

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

October 19, 2020

Rest In Peace

Po Shaun Walters
Nypd ~ Retired

October 19, 2020

So very Sorry, Detective Curt Holland,
My prayers and love and comfort to your family, then the Department and Community. THANK YOU for your service. May God comfort and reward you in His Kingdom.
God Bless,
Kim

KIM D DURHAM
Davis Police Department - Daughter

October 19, 2020

Det. Holland, it is so difficult to see your photo as you hold your little girl. Kids who are too young to have a full memory of the parent they've lost, the hole in their soul which will remain for a long time...thankfully, this page and our reflections may be able to fill in the blanks of the adult she will become. Your kids will know you through the words of your co-workers.

Thank you for your service to the people of Commerce City and the State of Colorado. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Sgt. Kieth W Moreland
Arapahoe Community College (Ret. LAPD)

October 19, 2020

Bless you Warrior and your family May god comfort you as you Enter Into His Kingdom! RIP

Officer Buc Weaver
SCSPD

October 19, 2020

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