Baltimore officer Keona Holley, shot in ambush attack, is removed from life support

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Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said Thursday that Officer Keona Holley has been removed from life-support. Her health has been “deteriorating over the last couple of days and her family, in consultation with her doctors, has had to make the most difficult decision,” said Commissioner Harrison.

Holley was ambushed and shot as she sat in her patrol car one week ago around 1:30 a.m. Police announced the arrest of two suspects Friday after they recovered a vehicle of interest based on surveillance video reviewed by detectives. Travon Shaw, 32, and Elliot Knox, 31, are being held without bail.

“Our prayers are with Officer Holley’s family and loved ones, co-workers and the entire community. I thank her and the entire BPD community for their commitment, service and sacrifice. We mourn Officer Holley’s death together and we will heal together,” said Commissioner Harrison. “I offer my deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Keona Holley, a devoted public servant who worked selflessly to protect our community,” said Mayor Brandon Scott. “Baltimore will never forget Officer Holley’s sacrifice and commitment to making a difference in her beloved city. I ask that everyone please keep Officer Holley’s family in your prayers as they endure the holiday season without their mother, daughter, sister and loyal friend.”

The Signal 13 foundation is providing assistance to the family in their time of need. Those who wish to provide financial support to Officer Holley’s family, may do so through the Signal 13 website at signal13foundation.org and click on the “Donate” button. Designate your support for Officer Holley’s family, by writing “In support of Officer Holley” in the notes box or in the memo field of a written check.

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