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Slain NOPD officer's daughter sows seeds of love

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Slain police officer Daryle Holloway's daughter is honoring her father in a unique way. On Wednesday, she and dozens of other college students used their hands to turn the ugly memory of his murder last year, into something beautiful

"I'm a sophomore at Howard University right now. This is part of the Howard University Spring Break Program," Kaila Holloway said.

The 19-year-old led the group of students as they planted flowers in honor of her dad at the Fifth District police headquarters where he served. 

"The flowers we picked are purple and gold. He was a diehard St. Augustine Purple Knight," she said.

Officer Holloway was gunned down June 20 as he transported a suspect.

"Yesterday she shared the story about how her father was killed in the line of duty," said Howard student Savannah Walker. "It hit home for a lot of us."

Tilling the soil roots Kaila in support.

"It's actually a coping mechanism and it's a great feeling inside. It makes me feel my father was really loved I'm not the only person who loved him."

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