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Cameron Hilding ""Kip"" Holmes 1949-2013

Cameron Hilding ""Kip"" Holmes

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June 13, 2014
Kip recruited me to join the Arizona Attorney General's Office in October 2004. We had been associates in law enforcement beginning in 1995. He was my boss, my mentor, my friend, and my inspiration for almost nine years. By my count, we had lunch together almost 2,100 times, during which we talked about almost everything under the sun, to include our fascinating and demanding profession as civil racketeering prosecutors(of course), his beloved family, and his and Julie's Oregon beach house (a wonder of personal innovations). We laughed, we argued, and we conspired. After his many successes in bringing major institutional money launderers to their knees, he created the Southwest Border Anti-Money Laundering Alliance, funded by his $96 million settlement with Western Union. While he worked only 14-16 hours a day, seven days a week, his head was in the game 24/7/365. He faced impending death with the same intellect, energy, and resolve with which he faced life. He was strong to the end, offering to me encouraging words, even until the night before he died. I often hear his voice in my head, responding as he did when I would call him on the phone - "MISTER Mahon", as if to ask "And what foolishness are you up to today?" I lost my brother Doug to cancer in May 2012. I lost my brother Kip to cancer in September 2013. The memories of both shall continue to inspire me until I, too, am dust.
October 25, 2013
Kip was a true gentleman and a scholar. He once commented to me that I had served as a speaker or panelist at his professional conference in Scottsdale more so than any other participant. I reminded him that only HE could drag me out to the Arizona desert every June. I loved seeing him arrive in his Texas-style pick-up truck---suit and tie, and his cowboy boots! He will be missed. Although I never met his family, he spoke of all of you often. May God bless.
October 20, 2013
We are saddened to hear about Kip's passing. His dedication to profession and industry leaves a legacy of the most constructive and beneficial consequences. Our condolences go to his family as, the loss is heartfelt throughout the industry.
October 19, 2013
Kip was an Institution and a great Friend, I will miss Kip!!
October 19, 2013
After many years "knowing" Kip I met him at IMTC West where he made a presentation sharing his views and opinions about the US-Mexico Border. A brave, opinionated, passionate man - and even if we didn't agree on many things - I had a lot of respect for his work, his dedication and tireless pursuit of his goals.
My thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues.
October 18, 2013
I am so very sorry to hear of Kip's passing. We trust your memories will help you find peace after losing this fine man.
October 13, 2013
Thoughts and prayers to all of the Holmes'. Extremely sorry for your loss.
October 11, 2013
I had the privilege of working with Kip in the early and mid-1990s in Washington, DC. We worked to develop training for prosecutors and law enforcement. Kip was tireless and brilliant! It was always a pleasure to work with him, and he could be counted on to write entire outlines or fact patterns in an evening. He brought a wealth of experience to the projects. He had such wit and insights. I will miss him.

My thoughts are with you all. Kip was very proud of his family, and spoke well of all of you.
October 09, 2013
Kip was the best, the brightest and the most dedicated and thoroughly effective criminal prosecutor it was ever my privilege to know and work with in my 36 years in Arizona law enforcement. I am grateful that I was present at the funeral services for David Baize and heard Kip pay eloquent tribute. I didn't know it would be the last time I would see and talk with Kip. I greatly admired his creative, tireless and thorough approach on every case I assisted with during his time at the County Attorney's Office and then at the AG. He invited input. He treated investigators with respect. He was very demanding and set such a high standard. It was most rewarding to be involved with him in the investigative and prosecutive process of any complex investigation. My wife Linda joins in expressing our condolence to Kip's wife and family.
October 04, 2013
Kip Was An Honorable Man. I Felt honored To Have WorKed With Him For Almost 30 Years

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