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Police Officer Denise Jericha Holden

Raleigh Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, August 4, 1995

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Reflections for Police Officer Denise Jericha Holden

You were such a brave and honorable person and you did good with your horribly short life. I am proud to have you as an ancestor. You will never be forgotten.

Six Degrees of Separation

Genealogy Researcher

November 17, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 4, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Holden.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 3, 2019

I Miss you Dearly and Think of you Often. You were an inspiration in My Life. We had sports in common “Namely” Basketball. You at St Aug. & me at Shaw U.
I met some incredible people over there that I still converse w/today because of you. I stayed over at St Aug. more than my own school., I soon needed my own School I.D. ;-)
When I heard of your passing “I Was Crushed”!! I still am... such a Beautiful Being.
You would’ve been approaching 25yrs in Law Enforcement and that doesn’t go unnoticed.
I Pray that I see 25yrs of service. I’m now in My 23rd year. The stories we should’ve been sharing.
I Love you Denise and I Forever Thank You for The Time Shared!

❤️

Melody
Newark P.D

March 23, 2019

I Miss you Dearly and Think of you Often. You were an inspiration in My Life. We had sports in common “Namely” Basketball. You at St Aug. & me at Shaw U.
I met some incredible people over there that I still converse w/today because of you. I stayed over at St Aug. more than my own school., I soon needed my own School I.D. ;-)
When I heard of your passing “I Was Crushed”!! I still am... such a Beautiful Being.
You would’ve been approaching 25yrs in Law Enforcement and that doesn’t go unnoticed.
I Pray that I see 25yrs of service. I’m now in My 23rd year. The stories we should’ve been sharing.
I Love you Denise and I Forever Thank You for The Time Shared!

❤️

Detective M. Linton
Newark P.D

March 22, 2019

Oh the things that I wish that I could talk to you about. Happy Birthday!!!
I'll be brief today. Miss you friend!!

Shakie

January 6, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 4, 2018

Gone, but definitely not forgotten. Falcon Pride!!

Nixon

August 21, 2017

Another year has come and gone. I see that my last reflection was the most recent one. It doesn't get any easier and somehow I guess not visiting this page makes me feel like you're still around. So much has been happening and so many of your fellow officers have been taken away from their friends and family. Peace and protection to those that still have the courage to sign up to serve and protect the lives of others. May God continue to shield them as he did you. Love and miss you dearly.

Devonia Nixon
College friend/teammate

January 9, 2017

Happy Birthday Friend!!! Don't want to get too wordy right now, but I'll revisit later. Love and miss you much.

Shakie

January 4, 2016

Hello Denise c/o 89'!!!

You will be close to my heart next month especially because I will not be able to see you at this years multi-class reunion (c/o 71 to c/o 2013) at Cape Fear High. This will be my first one ever (25th) and I wanted so much to catch up with you and a few others that impacted my life and made me the person I am today. Ironically, I followed your foot steps in several ways in search of excellence, education, professional and achievement. I am a police officer in Nashville, TN and a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. I remember you as a very talented athlete on the court playing volleyball and basketball and around the track showing your speed competing in track and field. One thing that stands out was the ROTC Military Ball of 1988 were you and Derek (Moulden) were dancing ya'll tales off that electrified the crowd. May he too rest in peace; a fine runner and a good person. Denise you are simply, amazing!!! One of the best student-athletes and ROTC cadets I ever known. Patrol in Peace up there and continue to smile on all of us until we meet again.

SRO Calvin L. Graham, Jr. c/o 90'
Metro Nashville Police Department

September 15, 2015

I didn't know you personally but I've heard how great you were. I was the nurse brought to the scene of the accident that night with a trauma surgeon to give you every possible chance to make it. That was the only time we ever did anything like that. Your Brothers made that happen that night because they cared so much about you.
It was one of the saddest scenes that I've ever been on. It absolutely broke my heart when they got you out and there was nothing any of us could do to save you. I remember this event often and only find comfort in knowing that you are safe with God now. Rest in peace, Officer Holden.

Deidra F., RN
Local hospital

August 4, 2015

Denise,

You were such a Beautiful person! I'm so fortunate to be able to say I knew and shared time and space with you!! Always in my thoughts!!!

Daron Stewart
College Friend

June 28, 2014

Denise, we had so much while in the police academy. I miss your smile and your funny wits. Rest easy and continue to watch over us.

APO Claude Debnam
Savannah Chatham Metro Police Dept

May 15, 2014

I went to North Greenville College with Denise she was awesome always dancing and making people smile she will truly be missed. Her memories will always be with us. Friends forever Lola Jones Baker:)

Senior Public Safety Officer for Novant
Healthcare

May 2, 2014

Happy Birthday!!! Dance with the wind like no one is watching, but you were a free spirit and you didn't care if anyone was looking anyway, lol. Take it easy and don't party too hard; I remember those days!

A friend

January 4, 2014

Wow, here I am on the eve of your birthday. Ummmm 43 years old, getting on up there and this year marks 19 years that you've been gone. I think of you often, wishing that I could communicate with you and share what things have transpired in my life. I struggle with the day to day things and well, it's just so much has happened. Sometimes I don't know where to turn or what true friends I can actually talk to. Your friendship is one that I will cherish as long as I'm in the land of the living and of course when we see one another again, it'll be just like old times, lol.

Devonia Nixon
Fellow Falcon Teammate

January 3, 2014

Denise-
It’s me, your LS, # 8. This year marks our 20th year as members of Alpha Kappa Alpha and I hope you know how much it meant to me to have you as a Soror. Because of you, no matter how tough my days with AKA are, I remember why service and sisterhood is important. Every time I sing our hymn I see your face and that silly grin you had the first time we sang it as Sorors. We are going to do something special for you this year so, whisper in the ears of our other 10 line sisters for me; I’m going to need your help from the other side to pull this off. You may be physically gone, but “Baby Jordan”, will never be forgotten!

Fall '93 # 8 (Gamma Xi)
Line Sister

June 11, 2013

Hey my Spiritual Sister, I am just visiting the electronic cemetary of your memory today. You know what? Its amazing that you were 24 years old during your passing better yet, you also passed on the 7 month. I see it as 24/7. There is 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week. Wow! what revelation! You are an example of God's total creation of mankind! At age 24 your day was complete as 24 hours in a day; on the 7 month you were laid to rest as God rested on the 7 day after all he had created. You are an living epistle to all of us in that we need to finish our purpose in life now and stop wasting time because there is only 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week. We must work now while we have time because the Sabbath is fast approaching. That Sabbath is Christ!! Thanks my sister for reminding us to prioritize our time.

Police Officer Michael .F
Morehouse P.D

April 4, 2013

Hey!!! Yep, it's me, late as usual. Being late didn't meant that I didn't think about you on your birthday or whisper Happy Birthday to the Heavens. I'm sitting here on what is my Granddad's birthday or what would have been his 93rd had he lived. Heaven gained some pretty good angels during my life time. I am still at a lost for words just thinking about what life would be like if you were still here. Wow!!!, 42 huh? Time has flown and the years that you've been gone have come and gone like a thief in the night, slips in and out. Life is something special and oh how I wish that yours was longer, but your purpose was fulfilled in the short time that you were here. Tragedies are happening with every turn of your head, but I just continue to pray and hold on to my faith in God, because I know that HE makes no mistakes. We are human beings that just wish that we could turn back the hands of time, if only for a day. Miss and love you much!!!

Shakie
Fellow Augite

January 28, 2013

Denise Denise Denise: My little twin...St. Augustine's Basketball Team, Alpha Kappa Alpha, smiles and manners on always, short haircuts and then there is The Raleigh Police Department. You had courage and I was so proud of you. Surprised and shock when I found out you made in the Police Academy, I softly smiled to God…look after her please I said. You were the second female out of St. Augustine’s College to step forward we haven’t had one since you baby.
If you are listening like you had the habit of doing..St. Augustine College is now St. Augustine’s University, wow huh? Denise we even have a football team and one person actually made the NFL. I cannot think of you because I will weep and lose my ability to speak but I think that you are aware of that as well. Denise, you looked great in that uniform girl…sharp as a tack and dress to the nine. You always like dressing sharp anyway.
I miss seeing you and miss hearing about you too something I got use to from other officers…you know keeping up with the rookies and all. It is the year 2012 and guess what we have a Black Female Chief now, Cassie remember her? I do not go down the police department much anymore because some became confused and some even spooked “Lisa White-Burnett or Denise Holden” who is who?
Denise, we were known as the basketball girls from St. Augustine’s College. They would say “you know the two tall, friendly light-skinned skinny girls that smile all the time, the sisters from St. Augustine’s College, oh those two, what a mouthful. Raleigh Citizens thought you were my little sister and thought that it was so sweet that we carried on in the same profession that was too funny.
Hey, we loved our short haircuts right…that style fit best under our police hats right. Denise, recall that policy the one where we were never to have off our heads when out of the police cruiser, that hat policy we broke often, smile. They have polyester uniforms now and they are ugly.
Well I am going to let cha go now…. Your girl Lisa White, Lis to you.

Retired Raleigh Police Officer
The raleigh Police Department

November 17, 2012

my beloved sister, it is fall 2012 and I have not forgotten you. Again, your birth touch your parents but your death touch the world. As each season brings about its own rotation , each year brings us to a new reflection. In case your wondering if you ever finished what you can on earth for, let me remind you that you did.All who reflect on you have been taught by you, while your path is ended your way is broad. May God Strengthen us for our unknown future. Thanks sister, Peace be with you.

Police Officer M Forbes
Morehouse Police Department

November 15, 2012

What's up old friend. Yeah, it's me, just sitting here and started to think of you. It has been a minute since I have left a reflection, but my thoughts of you happen often. So much has happened and oh how I wish that I could just pick up the phone and talk to you. I am still teaching after 18 years and I often find myself thinking, "why teacher" just as I did when I received the news of your death, "why a police officer". The older that I get, I realize that everyone of us have our calling or God given talent and yours was to protect and serve the people of Raleigh, North Carolina. Mine to shape and mold the young minds of our future. I do wish that you had chosen something different, but our lives are already determined and mapped out for us and God only takes his BEST. You, my friend, are THE BEST!!! Miss and love you much!!

Fellow Falcon

October 27, 2012

The Battle of the Badges Law Enforcement Basketball Tournament will be honoring you at our Battle of the Badges II tournament in Raleigh Oct.7-9. This to honor u for dedcation to the filed of law enforcement & to show your family in the law enforcement community we are all one family.

Master Officer Jerome Hall
Wake County Sheriff Office-Detention Services

October 4, 2011

Denise,

You will always be dear to my heart. I can remember specific teachable moments that I experienced with you be they basketball, spiritual, social, academic or just plain ole' life. Your bright and viberant spirit will always be remembered. You were always a "learner", alway eager to learn new things, go new places and see new things. I remember the day you walked into Emery Gym and asked to speak with me and said you wanted to come to SAC. How we corned you and the other Denice "Salt and Pepper", How the two of you shout down the two Swedish 6'8'' girls at the Florida International game. As I said, you will never be forgotten. I remember our conversation, the day before you left us, always making good decisions about your life. I know that I will see you one day and that you are in God's loving care. Take care and we will one day be united as the two people of color who can not keep time. Love, Coach D.

Dr. Beverly Downing
Your Coach

July 12, 2011

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