Officer Keona Holley died of a gunshot wound on December 16, 2021, when she was ambushed in the 4400 block of Pennington Avenue.
She was sitting in her patrol car when two men approached from behind and shot her at about 1:30 in the morning. The two then went to another location about 10 miles away, where they murdered another man who owed them $100.
Officer Holley was taken to a local hospital where she remained in a critical condition until she died from the wound on December 23, 2021.
Officer Holly worked for the Baltimore City Police Department for two years. Her four children, parents and sister survived.
“We pray for the family, relatives, colleagues, and the entire community of Officer Holly. I thank her and the entire BPD community for their commitment, service and sacrifice. Together we mourn the death of Officer Holly and we will heal together,” Commissioner Harrison said .
Mayor Brandon Scott said: “I extend my deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Kona Holly. Kona Holly is a loyal civil servant who selflessly protects our community. “Baltimore will never forget the sacrifices and promises made by Officer Holly to change her beloved city. I ask everyone to pray for Officer Holly’s family, because they have no mothers, daughters, sisters, and faithful friends. Spent the holiday under circumstances.”
Signal 13, a non-profit foundation that provides financial support to Baltimore officials in need, is helping Holley’s family. To donate on their website, click the “Donate” button and specify your donation to your family by writing “Support Police Officer Holly” in the remarks box or the remarks field of the written check.