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Anthony Jon Holly, a 24-year-old Glendale police officer, has died. He was a two-year veteran of the Glendale police.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 19, 2007.
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895 entries
February 19, 2017
Miss you so much T.
Every breath........
Love,
Mom
June 10, 2014
Remembering Officer Holly
K
June 10, 2014
Remembering Officer Holly
February 19, 2014
Every moment, every breath son.
XXXXXXOOOOOO
Mom
February 19, 2013
We miss you Tony!!!!!
Ryan
January 17, 2013
Hard to believe it is coming up on 6 years since you went home to God. You are still missed every day by so many people...
Sarah
October 28, 2012
Holiday time again, Son. All of your favorite pumpkin flavored drinks abound. Miss you so.....
Mom
March 22, 2012
I heard "Fields of Gold" today. That will always be our song Tony.
Jade
August 13, 2011
You will never be forgotten...I remember talking to you about the NRU test...You were so knowledgeable and passionate...Life is so hard when you were there and left so soon...I think about you all the time....
Shaun
November 5, 2009
Go with God.
Christine Racicot
March 31, 2009
We miss you........
February 19, 2009
We Remember the Officers
We remember the officers who changed our lives,
The men and woman who protected us day and night,
People who respect for their dedication to the cause,
For when faced with danger, they never even pause.

We remember the officers who always stood true,
Whatever the color of uniform, brown gray or blue,
With pride and integrity they say "To serve and protect",
For the giving of their life, we offer our respect.

We remember the officers who we never really knew,
Persons strong enough to answer the challenge are few,
With heavy hearts we mourn the officers in eternal rest,
There's more to these people than the badge on their chest.

You are not forgotten
Michael Arroyo
February 19, 2009
Wow, it is hard to believe that it has been two years since you were taken away from us. We all miss you Tony.
Glendale PD
Harry
December 30, 2008
Tony, even though I lost touch, I remembered you as such a happy, loving guy. You are someone who is very missed and every memory I have of you makes me smile. There's no doubt in my mind that you are with God right now.
Leslie Lehman
August 5, 2008
My name is Alicia Cates I am a server at the Native New Yorker Restaurant that held the charity fund raiser for the foundation that has since been established in honor of this officer. I just wanted to thank the family for creating this foundation for children. I am grateful that the family has turned something so tragic into something so beautiful and beneficial for the community. His name and work will forever be remembered because of this act. So thank you again to those who have taken part in this selfless act of giving back.
Alicia Cates
May 31, 2008
Thank you for protectind those who couldnt. God Bless
Denise Andersen
February 19, 2008
Rest in peace Tony. Its been a year and seems like yesterday when you were taken away from us. We all miss you. Keep watching over us.
H Steward
February 1, 2008
Nancy, I'm the lady you met in Walmart while scanning pictures. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Although you & I only spent a few moments together, I feel honored to have gotten a glimpse into your son's life (even if only through photographs). May your heart find peace as his memory lives on.
Sincerely,
Dawn Kurbat
Dawn Kurbat
January 1, 2008
Happy New Year to you and your family.
December 7, 2007
I found out about you when I was doing something silly. My name is Holly, and my boyfriend's name is Anthony. I googled Anthony and Holly and came up with you. Another odd thing is that my boyfriend, Anthony is an officer for the Orange County Sheriff's Department. It's strange how we are all connected. You and your family from now on will be in my prayers. I felt really compelled to write something because even though I did not know you, or know your family... it's like I do. I understand how they might feel, because I know how I would feel. I thank you for serving as a law enforcement officer. You guys are so important, and brave to do what you do. There is a special place in Heaven for you and please continue to watch over all of the other officers. To Anthony's family, you are in my prayers, and every time I pray that my Anthony comes home safely, I'll think of your Anthony, and pray for him too.
Holly Sanchez
November 9, 2007
Thank you for helping to keep our streets safe and you and your family are in my prayers.
July 31, 2007
Tony, my love, it has been 23 weeks and 2 days since that horrible day when we lost you, and each passing day my heart aches for you. I love you so very much and miss you every moment of every day. Our lives forever changed on that horrible Monday. I swore for days that you would come home... that you would walk through that door and tell us it was all a bad mistake. I thank God every day for you, and I thank Him for your wonderful family as well. I am waiting for the day that I can see you again, when my heart will be whole once again. Until then, my heart belongs to you. Please know that we love you and will never forget how you enriched our lives. Thank you for making me a better person, babe. We will ensure that you are never forgotten. You are with me wherever I go because I carry you in my heart. I love you, Tony Holly.
Brandy Curry
June 25, 2007
Just thinking about you Tony, there is not a day that goes by that I don't. It's 3 am and I can't sleep, so I thought I would just drop a quick hello. The year is winding down, and we are all getting ready to move onto our next shift year. I'm going to Foothills, can you believe it? Well, keep watching over us Tony. We all miss you buddy.
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H S 11806
May 19, 2007
saw your name on the fallen Officers wall on America's most wanted tonight. Thank you for your service in law enforcement
Diane
March 20, 2007
To Jim, No one was closer to Tony than you. I hope God fills that hole in your heart, soul and life so that you can find a new normal. To Tony's mom and step-dad - Your abundance of love and guidance is obvious in the man you raised. To Tony's dad and step-mom - You too shaped Tony's life through your love and support. To his girlfriend Brandy - Although you only knew Tony for such a short time, you knew a truly wonderful man. Don't be afraid to love again. May God help to keep all of you from being filled with hate and anger and let you instead focus on all the good people in the world that are taking the time to write to you through this venue and help hold you all together so we can make sure there are more good people than bad in this world!
March 16, 2007
Thank you Officer Holly for serving your community and your country. You are an inspiration to all of us. My deepest sympathy goes out to the Holly family. May your faith in God and the support of your family and friends help you through this difficult time in your life. We will always remember Tony for the wonderful things he accomplished during his time with us.
Angie
March 15, 2007
In times like this it is hard to find the right words to say, so here is my humble attempt.

I pray that you and your family grow stronger every day. In times like this it is easy for one's faith to waiver, but please remember, if God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

I thank you Anthony, from the bottom of my heart, for being brave, proud, strong, passionate and a true patriot.

My deepest sympathy for your loss. You and Anthony will be in my prayers.

God Bless You ~ God Bless Anthony
Debbrah Baselice
March 11, 2007
Tony,
You remain in hearts as a steward of charity and love by profession, family, friends and those yet unknown to you. Love beareth all things, believeth all things,hopeth all things, endureth all things.(1 Cor. 13:7)Although you are sorrowfully missed,there can be found great rejoice in God's glory and comfort in His words "Well done my servant."
Lauren Overman
March 7, 2007
To the family of Officer Holly, my heart sank when i heard about this tragedy on the news, I never met him, but i too know how it feels to have a loved one taken away. May the Lord heal your hearts.
laura canales
March 6, 2007
Tony was half my age, but in the short time I knew him he taught me a bit about compassion, humor, and how to be a man. Miss you already, brother.
Duane
March 6, 2007
My condolences to Officer Holly's family and co-workers. I want his mother to know that I, too, am a mother of a nice young man. I clipped several news stories about Anthony from the newspaper to give to my son as inspiration on living a truly worthwhile life. Even now, Anthony will continue to do good.
Adrienne Kassel
March 4, 2007
Tony,

I remember the days with you in the Honor Guard. Your smile would brighten the bay and all around us. You were a good friend and now a fellow law enforcement brother. I miss you so much. God Bless you and protect me from above.
Deputy Bryan Judy SO 176
March 4, 2007
I WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS MY SINCERE CONDOLANCES TO OFFICER HOLLY'S FAMILY. HE GAVE HIS LIFE SERVING ALL OF US, TRYING TO MAKE THIS A BETTER WORLD. HE WAS ALSO PROVIDING WHAT THOSE OF US IN LAW- ENFORCEMENT OR CORRECTIONS WORK VIEW AS OUR BACK-UP. IT IS THAT KIND OF BACK-UP AND SUPPORT THAT GIVES US COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT WE ARE NOT ALONE IN A MOMENT OF DANGER.

THANK YOU OFFICER. HOLLY FOR YOUR DEVOTION TO DUTY.
AZ STATE CORRECTIONS OFFICER.
ROBERT SWIFT
March 3, 2007
To Bernie and the rest of the Holly family,
I am truly, truly sorry for your loss. The Holly's are a lovely, close-knit family and I know this is a very hard time for them. My heart-felt condolences.
Jennifer Mount
March 1, 2007
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help at this time.
CHUCK WALKER
March 1, 2007
To Officer Holly's Family,

Please know how terribly sorry we are for your senseless and tragic loss. May it provide some comfort to know that his memory will live on in many lives. I recently read an article about him and it stated the tattoo he had: "live, love, serve, die". That has been sent to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, to school teachers who have told their students, to the CEO of an international company - to many, many people. We have been touched by his sacrifice in so many ways - please take some small comfort in that fact - he will NEVER be forgotten.
Kathleen Hofmann
March 1, 2007
I had the great opportunity to know TONY, he was in my youth group as a High School Student at our church. Not only was he very bright, but what always impressed me about TONY was that he had a heart for the Lord and a heart for his friends, he was willing to do anything for his friends, he had such a tender heart. I'm so thankful that he had a personal relationship with the Lord. Tony always took advantage of life...he loved living.
Daniel Conner
March 1, 2007
To the family of Officer Holly.
Words cannot describe the terrible loss you must be feeling. I know what it's like to lose a loved one and I pray that you will find comfort knowing that some day you will be reunited with this fine young man.
Bonnie Wahlberg
March 1, 2007
To the Holly family,
Keep God in your hearts and everything Tony stood for will continue to grow. I didn't know Tony, but after reading some of the entries in this book, I see it as my loss. Peace.
Daniel Brennan
March 1, 2007
A is for Angel in the sky
N is for Nicest man
T is for Tender hearted
H is for Honesty
O is for Open
N is for Never stop protecting
Y is for You being you,a great person.

This was made for Anthony and his famliy and all the Glendale police officers and friends.May god be with you.
Jennifer Porter
February 28, 2007
Our thoughts & prayers go out to Officer Holly & his family & friends. His kindness & professionalism will be missed.
Another Brother will be at God's side.
Trooper Shawn & Desiree McDonald
February 28, 2007
I am sad to hear of the death of Officer Holly. He served in what can be a very dangerous profession and made the ultimate sacrifice for his community.
Claude Werner
February 28, 2007
Dear Nancy Lee, John, and Jimmy,
My heart breaks for all of you right now and words cannot express the sadness that I feel for you and your family.
Nancy Lee, because of your thoughfulness, we were able to meet Tony when my Mom and I were in Arizona last year. Thank you for that...meeting your boys was the highlight of our trip.
I hope that the love you have for him and that he has for you surrounds you and comforts you at this time.
Please know that I am thinking and praying for all of you everyday.
Love,
Anna
Anna Freeman
February 27, 2007
Officer Holly-
I did not have the pleasure of knowing you and for that I feel I've missed out but I was at the church for your service and then at the gravesite way in the back. I have several friends in LE and I felt it was my duty to be there to celebrate your life and what you have done for your country and community. You have no idea how many lives you have touched. You have definitely touched mine in more ways than one. Everytime I drive by the cemetery I look over and a tear comes to my eye, a lump in my throat knowing that you are there and the evil is behind bars. Justice will be served. I only hope faith, love and memories will bring your family and friends peace. Thank you for all you did and continue to do from up in the blue. RIP Anthony. You will be forever missed but NEVER NEVER forgotten.
--K--
February 27, 2007
I did not know Officer Holly personally, but what I learned from this tragedy was that he was a wonderful caring person. My heart goes out to his Family and the Glendale Police Department. Let those beautiful blue eyes continue to watch over all of us. God Bless You.
Susan Myers-Avina
February 27, 2007
My deepest condolences to Officer Holly's family and friends. After watching his service on TV, I felt like I knew this wonderful person who has given so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kathy Moniz
February 27, 2007
Even thought I have never met Officer Holly, I consider him my fellow brother. He, like many others, have dedicated their life to serving the public and nation. I can't understand why anyone would cause harm to those that dedicate their life in protecting so many. I pray for Officer Holly's family and for the Glendale Police Department.
William White
February 27, 2007
Family of Anthony Holly:

Your tremendous loss has brought us closer together. It has made some of our greatest fears a reality. We all took the oath to protect and serve and we have done that to the greatest of our abilities. Despite our loss, we will continue to fight; however, we'll be fighting with one less brother at our side. Anthony may not be at our sides, be he will forever remain in our hearts. May your family find peace knowing that Anthony not only served his country and his community, he served the Lord.
GPD Lieutenant- L40
February 26, 2007
I did not know Tony but respect him and his dedication to serve and life. He is a true hero in my book and forever will be. I am very sorry for your loss but have been inspired by him and his story to further my career as a police officer. Thank you Tony, for what you gave
TOM BLESSIE
February 26, 2007
Holly Family:

While I did not know Tony personally, I like many others, have been touched by this humble man's love for God, for serving others and for living his life with a joyous attitude. For some reason I was touched by the article in the paper that mentioned he loved to sing loudly and off-key. I have decided in his honor to always sing loudly and off-key! I am sure those in church next to me may not be so happy, but I am proud to say that I learned this from a hero and I am passing it on to keep his spirit alive. Thank you for raising a beautiful son who laid down his life in service to others. God has a special place in heaven for him. Jean Briese, wife of Phoenix Police Officer
Jean Briese
February 26, 2007
How something like this can happen is mind boggling. I stood on the 7th ave and 101 over pass and watched the procession. This is truly one of those things that I will never be able to understand. My heart and prayers go out to the family and friends of Officer Holly may god be with all of you
Becky Walters
February 26, 2007
In your quiet moments when the hurt is to difficult to bear, I hope love becomes your shelter and the beauty of precious memories becomes your comfort.

The suggestion of standing and hugging at the funeral service was not only ingenious but, an incredibly humbling experience. In my 18 years of Law Enforcement I've never seen such a display of emotioms between the different ranks and different agencies. To see each of us embraced in each other's arms, united as one, is a site I will never forget.
Yolanda Dove
February 26, 2007
He was a very nice young man. I met him through working at Red Robin. God bless him and my thoughts and prayers are with his family.
amanda myers
February 26, 2007
My condolences to the entire Holly family and especially to Tony's mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
J Cooper GPD 9769
February 25, 2007
I'll always remember this... W.W.T.S.

Rest in Peace Officer Holly
M B.
February 25, 2007
We were very blessed on the day the Bonner/Holly family moved two doors down from us on our street in White Rock, NM about 18 years ago! Our same-aged children went to school and played together. We kept in close touch after they moved to AZ, and us, to Albuquerque. I will never forget when Nancy and I took Tony, and our son, Steve, to Las Vegas for their 13th birthdays! They had a ball at the amusement park in the back of MGM. We have kept in close touch all these years since then. It would be very difficult to find a more loving family anywhere on this earth! Tony was a very special young man. He truly was "one of a kind!" His legacy lives on in the many lives he touched. We all need to celebrate the life he loved so much. He will be in our hearts forever! God Bless Tony, his loved ones, friends and everyone at GPD! We will never forget the words he took up to Heaven with him engraved on his body, "Live, Love, Serve, Die!" He did them all with commitment and dignity!

The Holderness Family
Kathy Holderness
February 25, 2007
Our sincere condolences to the Holly family during this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing that Officer Holly epitomized the honor and integrity of all law enforcement officers throughout our country. His sacrafice to protect and serve his community will never be forgotten. Officer Holly is a true hero to his community and the Glendale Police Department.
Jim and Julie Lee
February 25, 2007
It is my prayer that the Holly family and all friends and fellow officers that knew and loved him would be comforted during this time of loss. It is a relief to hear that Anthony was a man who had faith in Jesus Christ, which gives us assurance that he is with our Lord and Savior. I will keep our officers and soldiers in my prayers.
Kristine Cheney
February 25, 2007
For the Holly Family,
No words can ever really help you at this time. However, know that our thoughts and prayers are and will be with you now and through the years for your loss.
Beverly and Charles Merry
February 25, 2007
You are my hero. We will never forget you. You saved us.
11807
February 25, 2007
my heart is heavy, but i know he probably is in gods hands now.
Joseph Azara
February 25, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and loved ones of Officer Holly. He will truly be missed at GPD. Thank you for your service to the City of Glendale and to our country. May the Lord be with you.
Blessings,
Amy & Jim Toomey
February 25, 2007
Tony,
I'm still not quite sure what to say but here it goes. I can still remember the first day I met you in Detention at the Public Safety Building in Glendale. We were getting ready to go to the academy and I could tell that you were going to be a person I couldn't resist getting to know. I can remember how the group of us going on to ALEA class 401 would constantly kid you about always having to say something or asking a "dumb" question. Later as we started the academy we were carpool mates...You, me, Darrin and Izzie. I can remember questioning if being a police officer was what I wanted to be and you tried to convince me to stick it out. Now, I so regret not listening to you. I wish I could have been there for you my friend. I wish I'd stayed in better contact with you too. I knew you were going to be a great cop. But now, you are in the loving arms of your, and my, Lord. Jesus called you home. Your death, albeit painful and untimely for us, will, I'm certain, have a positive effect... Genesis 50:20 says, "You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people." Tony, your life will live on forever in the hearts of us that knew you. Because of that your memory will inspire growth and spirituality in many others. I and so many others will miss you.

235D, you are 10-7, good night sir. I'm 10-6 now, but I'll 10-25 with you soon.
Rich Shores 13018
February 25, 2007
i remeber the first time i ever met tony in new mexico he was very sweet very kind fun loving and i just knew he would make me feel at home at counterculture. i found out last night about his death at our beloved church. tony know you are loved and you will be missed everyday!
tammy jimenez
February 25, 2007
I am a dispatcher for the Bakersfield Police Dept in California and I was touched by this story...I will be praying for this hero and his family
Kristy Carolina
February 25, 2007
I am typing from Bakersfield, California. I am a Police Communications Center Supervisor of 13years. I am married to a Police Officer of 6 years. My brother is in the Airforce serving his 18th year - currently deployed. My sister sent this news paper article via email from her home in Peoria. I do not believe I can relay how this hits home. Days before this happened, my own husband experienced a similarly frightening car stop. I thank God every time he comes home. My heart goes out to Officer Holly's family. I am so sorry you are experiencing this in your lives. I lost my parents when I was 15yrs old. I can understand and empathize with your loss. You will think of Officer Holly every single day for the rest of your lives. My heart goes out to each of you. Please accept my condolences.
Joyanne Anderberg
February 25, 2007
My condolences to the holly family.
Dennis Mitchell (KOOL 94.5 FM)
February 25, 2007
My CONDOLENCES ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS,ANTHONY BECAUSE NOW YOU ARE UP IN HEAVEN WITH GOD PROTECTING THE STREETS OF HEAVEN FOR HIM I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE MY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
JONI LEMKE
February 25, 2007
To the Holly Family and friends,
We didn't know Officer Holly, but feel sorrow for your loss. I pray that you have peace and strength.
Claudette and Rob Nicholas
February 25, 2007
John and Nancy Bonner and family.
I know how hard it is to lose a loved one, especially one so young and in the prime of their life. Our children and grandchildren are never supposed to go before we do. The lord only knows. Everyone will tell you that he is in a better place now, but you know that he was in a great place here too. I met Tony on several occasions at Gateway and like everyone else has said, he was very friendly, easy to talk to and a very likeable person. He will be greatly missed by everyone. My condolences to all of your family. God Bless.
Dave Yanez (Glendale Police Volunteer)
February 24, 2007
My favorite memory of Tony was of one night quite some time ago, at a weekly pool party at my parents' house back when we were in high school. It seemed like the entire youth group was in that pool, and while Jim and I relaxed on the deck, Tony tied his towel around his neck as a cape and "flew" around the yard--only to jump the block wall later and "fly" around the neighborhood (he could've just used the gate...). He did something very similar later that year at a bible study at someone else's house. The whole point, his whole reason, was to make someone laugh.

He was always like that. On mission trips, he was always playing pranks of some sort. His love of life and family (he considered his friends his family and treated them as such) brought so much light to the lives of so many people who knew him. I never knew I could miss someone so much until he was taken away.

So here's to Tony, the man who never met a playground he didn't like...may we all live, love, and laugh as freely as you. We'll see you again soon, brother.
Mel Maguire
February 24, 2007
Our deepest condolences to the Holly family for this tragedy. May you find comfort in the strength of the Lord during this time. God Bless your family.
Schroeder Family
February 24, 2007
Bless your family , you served well and proudly! Rest in peace!
Debbie Samardjian
February 24, 2007
ANTHONY, THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS BEING MY BACKUP,YOUR MY HERO.
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FRANK GRIJALVA
February 24, 2007
Rest in Peace Officer Holly. Your life was not in vain - you touched many without ever meeting all of whom you served. Thank you, sir!

Mr. and Mrs. M. Cooper
Mark Cooper
February 24, 2007
Tony, I knew you only by name & call sign (235D)... until several weeks ago I met you & put your face to the name. You brought your dispatchers coffee one morning... you had a big smile & a warmth about you. Im glad that I did get the chance to meet you.

May GOD give your family the strength to get through each day when they are feeling down & missing you. I know you left many memories that bring smiles to their faces. You are also missed by your family at the PD. You will always be remembered!
JM~ 9779
February 24, 2007
Dear Holly family and Police family of Officer Holly, One of my favorite quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." It seems, as I read over these visitor entries, this is exactly what John Holly has done, both in life, and in death. Please accept my condolences on your untimely loss, and remember John's energy has made this world a better place. May you all find healing and strength soon.
Carla Ownwomon
February 24, 2007
To the Holly family, girlfriend and friends:

The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you and give you peace.

To Anthony: You are safely home.

My prayers, tears and sorrow are with you all.

RIP Anthony.

From Elaine Kolek and the Garret Granata family.
Elaine Kolek
February 24, 2007
I just wanted to extend my deepest sympathy in your loss of such a fine, young Christian man. He was doing what he loved. I submit the following poem, which is my favorite. I hope it will comfort your family.

DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND WEEP
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at light.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!
-- Mary Frye, 1932 --
Donna Isenberger
February 24, 2007
Our son-in-law is a Glendale police office and words cannot express the feeling of losing a son. Your family will be in our prayers.
Rod and Jo Leas
February 24, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories of him make you smile, because from what I've read about him that is what he would want. May you find peace in knowing what a wonderful young man that you raised and how he made everyone around him just feel good about themselves.May you find peace in your memories and take it one moment at a time.
Mary
February 24, 2007
Officer Holly stood for everything that is good. Evil may have won this round, as Laurie Roberts said today, but goodness will triumph in the end. He will always be in my prayers. It hurts even as I write these words. God Bless him
James Chase
February 24, 2007
i'm sorry for the loss
kim horgen
February 24, 2007
ANTHONY, YOU WERE A GREAT SQUADMATE. I WILL CHERISH THE MOMENTS WE HAD TOGETHER. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. THE HEAVENS ARE REJOICING AS A HERO HAS COME HOME. YOU ARE HOME WITH YOUR FATHER. SOMEDAY I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN IN HEAVEN. ILL MISS YOU MY BROTHER IN CHRIST. (SQUAD 23D)
HOWIE KARNER
February 24, 2007
We would like to extend our deepest sympathy in the loss of your precious son.
Our son-in-law is a local police officer - Husband to our daughter and Daddy to our grandchildren. We pray every day for his safety and the safety of fellow police officers. We are proud of their service to our conmmunity. They are indeed our heroes as Tony was.
We are elated to know that your son knew Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior and is now spending eternity in His presence - that brings a peace that passes ALL understanding.
May our Lord hold you tight in His comforting arms during this time of sorrow.
Paul & Deborah Freeman
February 24, 2007
You were a great young man Anthony. We will all miss you. I am praying for you all.
Amanda Heath
February 24, 2007
I can not say enough to thank your son for his service, both to our country and the police force. I hope that you know his service was appreciated and will not be forgotten. I extend my deepest sympathy to his family and I pray that you are comforted.
Dennis & Debbie Kolasa
February 24, 2007
May you find comfort in each other and in knowing that someday you will all be with him again. Our deepest sympathy for such a great loss.
The Howell Family (Glendale,AZ)
Cheryl Howell
February 24, 2007
I can't express the feeling when the police community looses one of it's own to a criminal act. Brother, my heart goes out to your family, friends and fellow officers. You will never be forgotten.
A Fellow Arizona Police Officer
February 24, 2007
Our sincerest and deepest sympathy to Officer Holly's family. Thank you for your wonderful son and his dedication to making Glendale a safer place to live. My son Eric, is also a Glendale police officer who just graduated in Jan. He had the honor of meeting your son a couple of times. Anthony loved being a police officer as does my son. I have taped to my refig. the e-mail Anthony wrote to the young wife whose husband was thinking of becoming a police officer. "God is in control-you can only trust in his will". Thank you for you son and the sacrifice he made in keeping us safe. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Maureen and Robert Brown
February 24, 2007
Words escape me, Thank you John for your service and Mrs. Bonner for your gift of an angel on earth I am sorry you were robbed of more time with him. His personality really shines through his eyes.
Moreno Family
February 24, 2007
We offer our deepest sympathy for this loss of your family member and our fellow officer. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Tony will be deeply missed.
Shane and Jennifer Lee
February 24, 2007
As a former city of Glendale employee who worked on police cars, I have a special place in my heart for all the officers. I just wanted them to be safe "out there". There was a feeling of great pride in seeing one of "my" cars on the street and praying that everyone would come home at the end of the shift. Now, my wife and I still continue to pray for our officers as one of our sons now proudly serves. To the family of Officer Holly, we are deeply sadened and continue to pray for you.
Carlos Cabrera Jr.
February 24, 2007
To the family and friends of Officer Holly. My husband and I send our deepest sympathies to you all. We didn't know Officer Holly personally, but as a retired Phoenix Police Detective and wife, we are all united. There are no words that can express the loss of a child. The one thing we can be assured of is knowing your son loved the Lord. The Bible tells us that, "absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." Be blessed in knowing that Anthony is with his Lord. We love you in Christian love and will pray for each and everyone of you. God Bless you.
Terry & Dee Morris
February 24, 2007
I'M A 25 YEAR OLD FEMALE GETTING IN SHAPE WITH MY HEARTS GOAL TO JOIN THE PHOENIX POLICE DEPT. IT IS STORIES LIKE THIS AND PEOPLE LIKE ANTHONY THAT NOT DAMPEN MY SPIRTS BUT MAKE MY DESIRE BURN BRIGHTER WITH THE HOPE THAT ONE DAY I TOO WILL MAKE SUCH A DIFFERANCE AND TOUCH PEOPLES LIVES. YOU DONT FOCUS ON THE BAD, YOU LIVE AND DIE FOR THE GOODNESS OF LIFE. MAY GOD BE WITH ANTHONY AND HIS FAMILY.
MICHELLE NISBET
February 24, 2007
To the Family of Anthony John Holly,
I would like to send my condolences to you, I didn't know Officer holly but by reading about him he was a fine young man, I served 15 years as a Law Enforcement Officer and I know that you put your life on the line many times in this career, all I can say is that the Lord called him and it was his turn to answer his call. Officer Holly is now an Officer up in Heaven. I trully believe he is happy and very comfortable there.
I am trully sorry for your loss,
Larry Bravo
Larry Bravo
February 24, 2007
To the family we express our condolences, to his fellow officers we will pray for your comfort and safety now and the future. This Christian man is now with the Lord and and has heard the words we who have a relationship with the Lord long to hear "Well done my good and faithful servant look and see your reward". Today Anthony walks with the Lord of the Universe, something his life reflected was most important to him. Thank you for your service Anthony..to us and the Lord!
Jim M.
February 24, 2007
As a Retired Brother Officer from Ohio, our sincere sympathies and prayers are with your family.
Debi & Ray Sifuentes (retired Toledo, OH PD)
February 24, 2007
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends, fellow officers, and the City of Glendale for such a tragic loss. We are all comforted knowing that the streets of Heaven are safer under your careful watch. Thank you to a true Hero Officer Anthony Jon Holly #13137. We will miss you.
The Almodovar's
February 24, 2007
Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of your son. I'm sure he was a fine young man and he will be in your hearts forever. He is now in a better place and watching over you and yours.
Christine Timm
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