Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Ed Holcomb, Jr.

Conroe Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, September 14, 1982

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Reflections for Sergeant Ed Holcomb, Jr.

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 14, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Holcomb.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 31, 2019

I was Ed's sergeant, FTO (before there was such a thing) and good friend.
I wear a bracelet with his name and EOW date every year during National Police Week.
Rest in peace, Ed...

Steve Cherry, Reserve Officer
Pottsboro Police Department, Pottsboro Texas

May 13, 2019

Happy Father's Day! You are proud of your son I'm sure! I know you have knowledge of his life. You will always be in my thoughts and I hope to see you again--probably won't be too much longer...I've gotten old. I hope you and Charles got to be with each other at some point. I submitted a color picture of you to be posted--I can rest now that I've accomplished that! We will always miss you!

Paulette Green
former MCSO dispatch

June 16, 2018

Ed was a good husband and a wonderful father. He loved this Police work and enjoyed helping others . He was also so very proud of his son, Chris . Chris is now a detective.

Pat Holcomb Stone.

Pat Holcomb Stone

May 1, 2018

RIP Sgt Holcomb.

Deputy Constable Anonymous Anonymous
31 years of service

April 12, 2018

Hey, I didn't ever know you, but I really wish I would have gotten to. From the memories these people have of you, it's obvious, you were a wonderful person. Thank you.

Brianna Holcomb

May 15, 2014

How proud you would be of Chris and his family.
I'm sorry I didn't have the chance to know you, but I feel as if I do through your family.
Words cannot express our gratitude for your dedication.

Becky Hankamer
family friend

May 15, 2014

Heroes live forever, Sergeant Holcomb, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Conroe and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

September 14, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th 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 who was murdered in the 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. I pray for solace for all those who called you beloved for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

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

September 14, 2012

Rest in peace, Sergeant Holcomb. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Conroe and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

September 14, 2012

Rest in peace, Sergeant Holcomb. You're not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

September 14, 2011

Rest in peace.....

charlotte Yates

May 25, 2011

I never knew or had the chance to meet my future father-in-law Sgt. Ed Holcomb face to face or get to know him in person. However, I have gotten to know him from everyone's memories, stories and his family. Ed was a very loving husband and father. He was a great police officer and a man that I am proud to call my father-in-law. My husband Chris, is the man he is today because Ed, Pat and Roy (Chris's stepfather). Ed was a great example for Chris. And today Chris follows in Ed footsteps with his love of law enforcement.

I want to thank all law enforcement officers for what you do on a daily basis to protect each and everyone of us. Your sacrifice does not go unnoticed. You are all in my prayers that you are kept safe.

Deborah Holcomb

April 28, 2011

I was a sophomore at Conroe High School when this happened. It was a dark day for all of Montgomery County, and Sgt. Holcomb will always be watching over us.


January 25, 2009

How often I have traveled Loop 336 & crossed SGT ED HOLCOMB BLVD not knowing who he may have been. Now I know, and now I will salute that sign & remember he was one of those who protect us. Thank God for the Ed Holcombs of our world. Without them, life would be a nightmare. Without them, life in this country would be like Chad, or Angola, or Iraq, or any one of the other unstable places on this planet where life has no value. Thank you Ed and all like you who keep a lid on the insanity. Thank you.

Citizen Bob Brink
Relationship? Protected by men like Ed

July 12, 2008

"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
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

February 5, 2008

I still miss my brother very much. It was a great loss to our family and I will never forget that day. His wife Pat, should be very proud , she raised Chris (along with his step dad) to be a wonderful man and police officer, I am most proud of all of them, thankyou, Pat and Roy for doing a great job, Ed would be very proud of your fine work. And Chris I am very proud of the man you have choosen to be.The City of Conroe lost a fine Officer that day. Love Cynthia (aunt shorty)

Cynthia Ruffin

September 29, 2007

Although it has been 25 years since my Uncle's death, I can still remember that day as if it were yesterday. My Uncle Ed loved serving his community and enjoyed being a police officer. Not only was he a good police officer, he was a wonderful husband, father, brother and Uncle. I have many memories of vacations & family bar-b-ques with him. I was so excited and touched to see the City of Conroe honor my Uncle by dedicating a street in his name (Sgt. Ed Holcomb Blvd).
And I know my Uncle is very proud of his son (my cousin) Chris for carring on in his foot step as serving his community by protecting the citizens as a law man. I know I am very proud of him.
God Bless You Uncle Ed.... You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten.

Kim Baker
Neice of Sgt Ed Holcomb

September 29, 2007

Rest in Peace hero...

June 14, 2006

Sergeant Holcomb and I met during our teen years when we both worked for a local drive Inn Theater in Houston Texas where we grew to be close friends. We were both interested in law enforcement and I eventually followed Ed into the field of law enforcement. We worked together at the Conroe Police Department until his untimely death in 1982. The City of Conroe not only lost a good officer that day, but also lost a good person. Ed was very dedicated to his job as a police officer and the citizens of Conroe, and was a supervisor who really cared about his officers. I personally lost a very good friend and brother officer that day, one whom I will never forget. The City of Conroe recently named a street after Ed, Sgt. Ed Holcomb Boulevard, and its nice to hear fellow officers when they go to calls or make traffic stops on Sgt. ED Holcomb Blvd. This will keep Ed's memory alive forever as it should be..
Joe Scarborough

J.L. Scarborough, Patrolman
Panorama Police Department

February 25, 2006

To Chris and Mother/wife, thank you for your sacrifice, it appears Ed would be very proud of you Chris & Mom! I'm sorry for all the hurt you went thru...God bless you guys!

Retired PO
City of Miami PD

January 19, 2006

I, too, just found this sight and....
I want everyone to know that Sgt. Ed Holcomb is now, and always will be remembered by our community. His son, Chris, is an outstanding officer and I have the privlege of working with him everyday. Even though I did'nt know Sgt. Holcomb (before my time as an officer), I get a sense of how good of a man he was by talking with the officers that worked with him. It's nice to see people leaving their comments here, it shows that they care. To all of the men and women that serve and protect us, be safe out there and "watch your 6."

Deputy W. Brandon Rogers
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

October 3, 2005

I just found this site...I knew ED and Pat and Chris (as a child). My late husband was an honoray pallbearer for ED. Ed has always been in my heart and prayers. He was a good man and I still miss him.

Thank you ED and thank you, Chris for the work you do at the SO~~~you guys are appreciated....everyone who works in LE and FD~~

Paulette Green
Montgomery County SO

July 4, 2005

Life is precious and can be snapped away in an instant, as is the case of Ed Holcomb. As I visit the Conroe PD, I am touched by the photo of Sgt Holcomb in the foyer. It is a reminder that all officers everywhere are precious to their families and friends. Each one of them must "live each day to the fullest and remember that tomorrow is never promised". My sympathy and prayers go to the family of Sgt. Ed Holcomb. My son was also killed in the line of duty!

Micheal's mom
parent survivor

October 17, 2004

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