Denver Police Department, Colorado
End of Watch: Sunday, June 24, 2012
Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 6/24/2012
Suspect: Not available
Police Officer Celena Hollis was shot and killed while attempting to breakup a fight at a jazz festival in Denver's City Park shortly after 8:00 pm.
Two groups of people had begun to fight and Officer Hollis intervened, attempting to stop the fight. One of the subjects involved in the fight opened fire with a handgun, striking Officer Hollis in the head. She was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her wounds.
One subject was taken into custody at the scene.
Officer Hollis had served with the Denver Police Department for seven years and acted as the president of the Denver Black Police Officers Association. She is survived by her daughter.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Chief Robert White
Denver Police Department
1331 Cherokee Street
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (720) 913-2000