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Ret. Chief R. Douglas Holmes

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Ret. Chief R. Douglas Holmes

AGE: 85 • Pennsauken

On November 11, 2012, Retired Camden Police Chief R. Douglas Holmes passed away peacefully.

Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Holmes and dear father of Robert, Charles and Roswell, Jr. He was endeared by his granddaughters, great granddaughter, his loving companion of many years, Priscilla Handy, and many nieces and nephews.

Doug was the first African American police chief in the City of Camden. He served dutifully until his retirement in 1986.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing on Saturday, Nov 17th from 9am-11am at Kaighn Avenue Baptist Church at 9th & Kaighn Avenue, Camden, NJ. Funeral services immediately following. Interment at Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, NJ. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his honor may be made to The Hospice of Moorestown VNA, 300 Harper Drive, Moores-town, NJ 08057.

Published in Courier-Post from Nov. 14 to Nov. 16, 2012
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