Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper George Van Dorse Holcomb

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, January 26, 1992

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Reflections for Trooper George Van Dorse Holcomb

Rest in peace Trooper Holcomb.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 12, 2019

Van it's hard to believe that you have been gone 25 years. Still think about and miss you. RIP my friend.

Rick Kee
Friend

January 28, 2017

I have heard many stories of you and am honored to be named after you. You truly are one of my heroes. I wish I could have met you.

Jameson Van Ray Ivey

January 26, 2017

RIP Van!!! Still remembering you and the sacrifice you made to save a life.

Rick Kee
Friend

January 26, 2016

Another year has gone by but you are not forgotten. RIP Van!!!!

Rick Kee
Friend

January 26, 2015

Remembering you on this sad day. Rest in peace!!!

Rick Kee
Friend

January 26, 2014

Van,
You will never be forgotten, even as more of your family join you in heaven.

Rick Kee
Friend

February 1, 2013

Trooper Holcomb,
On today, the 21st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Tennessee. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol

January 26, 2013

We speak of you often, especially when discussing traffic scenarios before setting up. I didn't know you but your life and death made an impact on the older officers here. Thank you. You are not forgotten.

Deputy
Decatur County Sheriff's Office

November 26, 2012

Van, it's hard to believe that it has been 20 years since you left us. I will always cherish the memories of the fun we had at my mother's house with wall to wall family there. A part of you has returned to earth in the form of my great nephew who was born on January 26, 2009. He takes away some of the sadness of you being taken away on that day 20 years ago. Rest in peace my friend. I will never forget you.

Rick Kee
Friend

January 28, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heat's embrace today.

In reading the reflections, I see you were cherished so much as a friend. Thanks to your pals for sharing a friend's devotion, especially to Rick.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 26, 2012

Van,

It's hard to believe that it has been 19 years since you left us. You will never be forgotten. You gave your life helping others. Thank-you for that.

Rick Kee
Friend

January 26, 2011

Van it's hard to believe that it has been 17 years since your untimely death. I still remember your sacrifice to save someone else everyday. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace!

Rick Kee

January 27, 2009

"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 whos 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 30, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 22, 2008

Van, It has been 14 long years since you left us. Not a single day has been the same without you with us,All of our childhood memories remain with me, but your presence with us made everyday special. You lost your life doing what you loved, and knew perhaps that sad day would come for all of us, butyou were a special trooper, and even more importantly to me, you were a true friend to our family 24 hours a day. I carry your cuffs on my duty belt every shift, and it makes me feel that you're there with me.We love you man , and will always miss you.god bless van as he's the ultimate trooper in our opinion

Sergeant : Mark Ivey
Savannah, Tennessee Police Department

April 11, 2006

Thinking about you on this sad day and remembering the fun we had at my mother's house. Rest in Peace!

Rick Kee

January 26, 2006

Trooper Holcomb your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in Gods Care now. Rest in peace brother.

SGT . Daryl Brewre
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville , Tennessee

December 10, 2005

Van you were more than family, you were my friend. I think about the good times everyday. You time here on Earth was just too short. I wear a bracelet with your name on it to remind me and everyone else of what you did.Your memory will live on.

Rick Kee
friend

November 15, 2005

Rest easy Troop...We've got it from here...

Trooper
Tennessee Highway Patrol

July 3, 2005

Van,
It is hard to believe that you have been gone for almost 13 years.I miss you and think of you every day. I wanted to let you know 1 more time how proud of you I am. You were a credit to your uniform and a true friend.Rest in peace,buddy.
Love Always,
Scott

Childhood friend,Scott Ivey

January 21, 2005

What an incredibly brave action. You are indeed a true hero and will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, I know your family and friends are so proud of you!

A citizen

October 16, 2004

TROOPER HOLCOMB, A HERO NEVER DIES. A HERO IS WHAT YOU ARE. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOUR WIFE AND FAMILY AND FRIENDS. MY BROTHER, MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. YOU SERVED WELL.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

January 26, 2004

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