Police Officer Daryle Holloway
New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana
End of Watch: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Tour of Duty: 22 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: June 20, 2015
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info: At large
Agency Contact Information
Superintendent Ronal Serpas
New Orleans Police Department
715 South Broad Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 826-2828
Police Officer Daryle Holloway was shot and killed at approximately while transporting a prisoner to the Central Lockup at approximately 8:00 am.
The prisoner had been arrested for aggravated assault earlier during the previous shift. He had been handcuffed behind his back but managed to maneuver his arms to the front of his body. He then crawled through the vehicle’s partition and began struggling with Officer Holloway. Officer Holloway was shot during the ensuing struggle, causing his vehicle to crash into a utility pole near the intersection of North Claiborne Avenue and Elysian Fields Avenue.
The subject fled on foot after the vehicle crashed and remains at large.
Officer Holloway had served with the New Orleans Police Department for 22 years and was assigned to the 5th District.
New Orleans Police officer Daryle Holloway was driving a handcuffed prisoner to central lockup when suspect Travis Boys twisted out of his bindings. He somehow got through the barrier that separated officer and arrestee. He then produced a gun — it’s not clear where he got it — and fatally shot Holloway.
Throughout the scuffle that ultimately led to his death, Holloway, 46, still tried to do his duty, police Superintendent Michael Harrison said. He "put up a fight to try to get this subject not to exit from the vehicle, but eventually succumbed to his injuries," Harrison said.
The vehicle later crashed into a utility pole near Elysian Fields and North Claiborne Avenues. Boys, 33, had been arrested the night before on aggravated assault charges. He is still at large, though multiple law enforcement agencies are scouring the area for him.
"He will pay for what he did," Harrison told reporters at the scene of the shooting.
Too, Harrison seemed personally affected by the loss. He had known Holloway, who worked in the Fifth District, for more than two decades, he said.
"You couldn’t be around Daryle for three minutes without becoming his friend," the police chief said, face somber.
Early Saturday morning, after Holloway died at an area hospital, Harrison was the one who comforted his family. He faced Holloway’s former wife and two children. And he spoke to another child in New York by phone.
"As a new chief, it was absolutely the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life."
Holloway was a 22-year police department veteran.