P.O. William Holmes #4042

Name: Holmes, William
Star: 4042
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: 021 District (Prairie)
End of Watch: 24-Dec-1924
Incident Details: Police Officer William Holmes, 44, was assigned to the Stanton Avenue Station.

On December 24, 1924, Officer Holmes and his partner, Officer Jesse McKinney, responded to a robbery-in-progress.  When the officers arrived to the home, the burglars opened fire; fatally injuring Officer Holmes.

One of the burglars, George Williams, was shot by responding officers.  The other escaped.