Roy Hollady



1926 - 2013

Roy E. Hollady, 86, (1926-2013) passed away September 10, 2013 in Morro Bay, California. He was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he attended Wayne State University where he graduated with a degree in English Literature. He joined the Oak Park, Michigan, police force and while working his way up the ranks, he earned his M.A. degree from Michigan State University in Political Science and Public Administration. He later taught Police Administration at Michigan State. He was then hired by the St. Louis, Missouri, Police Department as their Director of Planning and Research. In 1963, he accepted the position of Chief of Police in Fort Collins, Colorado. He was then recruited by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and served as Assistant Director assigned to study police departments throughout the country. After about 10 years in Washington, D.C., he accepted the position of Chief of Police in Salem, Oregon. He was a nationally recognized expert in modern police administration. Roy took early retirement from Salem and he and Lana traveled the country in an RV for about 10 years including a few years in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he actively pursued his interest in prehistoric archeology. After moving to the California Central Coast, he developed a love of surf fishing and photography. He loved reading and he loved the local library. Roy is survived by his best friend, biggest fan, and love of his life, his wife, Lana. In accordance with his wishes, there will be no service.

Published in StatesmanJournal on Sept. 12, 2013