Officer Anthony Jon Holly
Glendale Police Department
End of Watch: February 19, 2007
Officer Anthony Holly was shot and killed during a traffic stop.
Officer Holly had responded as backup to another officer who had stopped a vehicle with three occupants. They had taken one suspect out of the vehicle and were removing a second suspect when he produced a handgun from his waistband and fired at the officers, striking Officer Holly.
The other officer returned fire, wounding the shooter, who was later captured and taken into custody. The third occupant was also taken into custody. Officer Holly was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix where he was pronounced dead.
Officer Holly was a 2 year veteran of the Glendale Police Department and was a four-year veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He is survived by his girlfriend, parents, four brothers, and a sister.