Fort Worth Police and Firefighters Memorial
Memorial Location

The memorial is located on the north end of Trinity Park along West 7th Street. It occupies approximately five acres of park. » Get Directions

Hours of Operation
5:00am - 11:30pm
The displays and paths are always illuminated.

Contact Information

By Mail
3801 Hulen Suite 101
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

By Phone
817-870-2171

A promise of remembrance.

R.P. “Bob” Hollowell

Age:
41

Length of Service:
Two Years

Date of Injury:
February 24, 1914

Date of Death:
December 26, 1914

Location of Incident:
Throckmorton @ Third Street

Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery

Summary:
Officer R.P. Hollowell was a ten-year veteran of the Waco Police Department before coming to work for the Fort Worth Police. During his career in Waco, Officer Hollowell had been shot and stabbed a total of six times and had killed four men. Officer Hollowell came to Fort Worth in April 1913. On February 24, 1914, Officer R.P. Hollowell was enroute to a call on his motorcycle when he struck a dog, causing him fall from his motorcycle. He was in and out of a coma, and never fully recovered from this accident. He died as a result of complications from this accident and a previous wound to his lung where he had been stabbed some years earlier on December 26, 1914.

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