NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Officers from the New Orleans Police Department were among the hundreds who attended the funeral services, Saturday for fallen NOPD officer Daryle Holloway. The 22-year veteran was shot and killed seven days prior by Travis Boys, whom Holloway was transporting in his police cruiser. A massive manhunt ensued to search for Boys, who was taken into custody nearly 24 hours later.
A funeral mass was held at St. Maria Goretti Church in New Orleans East. Holloway's funeral procession passed by the NOPD Fifth District Station where he worked. Fellow NOPD officers lined the streets saluting their fallen comrade as a hearse rolled by carrying Holloway to his resting place at St. Louis Cemetery #3. At the cemetery, Holloway was honored with a 21-gun salute and his family was given an American flag.
A grieving NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison, who was personal friends with Holloway said that he'll work to make sure his death wasn't in vain. Mayor Mitch Landrieu was overwhelmed with the number of people who came out to pay their respects to Holloway saying he's never seen such an outpouring of support for someone who worked for the city.