Hogan Orders Flags To Be Raised For Half Staff In Honor Of Officer Keona Holley – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Governor Larry Hogan on Friday ordered that the flag be flown at the Maryland State House at a height of half a foot in honor of Baltimore Police Officer Keona Holley, who was shot while on duty.

Officer Holley, 39 years old, died after she was released from life support on Thursday afternoon, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said, a week later she was shot multiple times during an ambush in the city’s Curtis Bay neighborhood.

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According to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the flags will be lowered until dusk on the day of her intervention, which has yet to be determined.

Holley, a mother of 4 and 2 years old and a veteran of the city’s police department, was working overtime on the morning of December 16 when she was ambushed and shot while sitting in her patrol car on Pennington Avenue. She was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Keona Holley

Two men, 31-year-old Elliot Knox and 32-year-old Travon Shaw, was arrested the next day after the police arrested the couple based on a profit vehicle recovered in the case.

Knox and Shaw remain in custody without bond pending trial on charges in the shooting of Holley, as well as the murder of Justin Johnson, a man killed in Yale Heights about two hours after the officer shot.

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Condolences on Thursday evening like rumors of Holley’s death.

“Our prayers go out to Officer Holley’s family and loved ones, colleagues and the entire community,” Commissioner Harrison said. “I thank her and the entire BPD community for their commitment, service, and sacrifice. We mourn the death of Officer Holley together and we will heal together. “

Mayor Brandon Scott offered his condolences to Holley’s loved ones.

“Baltimore will never forget Officer Holley’s sacrifice and commitment to making a difference in her beloved city,” the mayor said. “I ask everyone to keep Officer Holley’s family in your prayers as they endure the holiday season without their mother, daughter, sister and loyal friend.”

Governor Hogan said: “Our hearts are broken at the devastating loss of one of our true heroes. “Please keep Officer Holley’s family in your prayers, as well as her brothers and sisters in the [the Baltimore Police Department] and all those who put their lives on the line every day to keep the rest of us safe.”

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Signal 13, a nonprofit that provides financial assistance to struggling Baltimore officers, is supporting Holley’s family. Arrive donate on their website, click the “Donate” button and designate your donation to the family by writing “In support of Officer Holley” in the comment box or in the memo field of the check. Hogan Orders Flags To Be Raised For Half Staff In Honor Of Officer Keona Holley – CBS Baltimore

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