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Chief of Police Benjamin Marshall Holder

Phil Campbell Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, June 26, 1984

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Reflections for Chief of Police Benjamin Marshall Holder

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 26, 2015

It is amazing what little it takes sometimes to take the life of a law enforcement officer. A lousy drunk who, if he had simply cooperated, simply not acted up, simply not gotten drunk, would not have caused your life to end so tragically.

So many face minor charges and yet will do everything in their power to evade those minor charges until they work themselves up to MAJOR charges, or in this case, regardless of what he was eventually charged with, he took the life of a good man.

Chief Holder, I pray you are resting comfortably and peacefully. You more than earned your rest. God Bless, Brother.

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

June 26, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

November 30, 2012

Rest in peace, Marshall, my brother.

John Marks
Former Chief, Russellville PD

December 17, 2007

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 14, 2007

Rest in Peace, Chief Holder. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 30, 2006

Chief Holder,

As one officer wrote in another fallen officer's reflection - Thank you for your service and dedication. Your ultimate sacrifice is the final measure to your devotion to duty.....

Senior Officer D.W.Reichhardt
VSUPD (Chesterfield, Va.)

June 26, 2006

Chief Campbell,
As one officer wrote in another fallen officer's reflection-"no fallen officer should be without a reflection." I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Phil Campbell.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

March 5, 2005

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