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Police Officer Keona Holley

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, December 23, 2021

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Reflections for Police Officer Keona Holley

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

January 18, 2022



January 12, 2022


Joe Hallen

January 11, 2022

Thank you for your dedication and service. May you Rest In Peace.

First Sergeant Jacquie Wheeler, Retired
Prince William County PD, VA

January 11, 2022

Rest in peace sister. Thank you for your service. God's speed ma'am.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

January 9, 2022

My heart breaks for you. May you Rest In Peace.

Lt. S. Marlow
Fort Walton Beach Police Dept.

January 5, 2022

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

January 4, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Holley. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Baltimore City Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

January 3, 2022

Rest in Peace Officer Holley. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

January 3, 2022

To even try to share gratitude for your dedicated service & ultimate sacrifice, dear Officer Holley is not enough. Even though the heartfelt words of everyone on ODMP shows how much love & caring & sorrow is out here for your sacrifice, it has become so difficult to understand the ongoing hatred directed at our brave Law Enforcement Officers, whom we hold so dear.

Your service on behalf of everyone you protected is held in our hearts. We honor you, dear Officer and offer a deeply felt thank you for your dedication to the job and for your heroic Service.

We will keep your dear Family in our prayers & hearts for always. May they somehow find peace one day.

Mary Ellen McAnany & Family
Wife & Mother of PPD Officers

January 3, 2022

Rest In Peace sister in blue. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friend and colleagues.

Police Officer Christopher Pope
Wiregrass Tech Police Dept Georgia

January 1, 2022

Officer Holley, our world is full of evil people. For many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your parents are experiencing over the loss of their daughter. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

January 1, 2022

Rest In Peace sister. Your courage and service will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and department during this tragic time. Matthew 5:9

Lieutenant Don Barton
Garden City PD, MI

December 31, 2021

Blessed are the peacemakers...Surely now God has blessed Keona Holley & she has her inheritance in his Kingdom.

Captain R. Eskina ( Ret )

December 30, 2021

Requiescat in Paces

Sergeants Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

December 30, 2021

To the family, friends and coworkers of Officer Keona Holley; my deepest sympathy for your loss. May God watch over you all during this most trying time.

Hero's Live Forever!

God Bless

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

December 30, 2021

Rest in Peace Officer Holley.

U.S. Army 20th CBRN CMD Aberdeen MD

December 29, 2021

Thanks for being there for the citizens of Baltimore. You were just trying to make a difference. Your brothers and sisters in our proud profession appreciate your sacrifice and service to the citizens of your city. It's hard to believe that you would be cut down in your prime, with no chance to fight back, but we will carry on from here. God bless your family and may your loved ones know that you died for something and that you will never be forgotten.

James Lopey, Assistant Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno, Nevada)
Nevada DPS

December 28, 2021

So sad & tragic, RIP. Well done thou good & faithful servant. May God bless & comfort your family, as well as your brothers & sisters with BPD.

Our last officer killed in the line of duty died 20 years ago on 12-23-01, Sheila Tywman.

Mike Nixon
High Point, NC Police Dept, Retired

December 28, 2021

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

December 27, 2021

Thank you for your service, sister. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

December 27, 2021

Rest In Peace

A fellow copper
St. Louis Police Department

December 27, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Keona Holley, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. Her bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

December 27, 2021

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Police Officer Keona Holley. Please know we are eternally grateful for Keona’s and her ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Police Officer Holly, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Baltimore City Police Department in Baltimore, Maryland for Keona’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Police Officer Keona Holly’s parents.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

December 27, 2021

Rest in peace Sister.

Arrend B Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

December 27, 2021

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