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Denver Cop's Alleged Killer Claims Gang Membership

June 26, 2012  | 

The man accused of shooting a Denver police officer to death at a jazz concert claimed to be a member of the Park Hill Bloods street gang when he was booked into jail, according to documents obtained by The Denver Post.

Rollin Oliver, 21, is accused of shooting officer Celena Hollis in the head as she attempted to help break up a fight between two groups of people.

Hollis, 32 and a single mother with a 12-year-old daughter, was working off-duty as part of a security detail at a City Park Jazz concert on Sunday when she was shot. She was in uniform.

Read the full Denver Post story.


Denver Officer Shot, Killed at Jazz Concert

Comments (12)

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chuck @ 6/26/2012 8:17 PM

What a worthless pos

Mike Thomas @ 6/26/2012 8:43 PM

It is with deep sadness to read about Officer Hollis. The scum of the earth once again takes the life of a good cop. I put in 35 years in Law Enforcement and I have attended way to many funerals of my fellow officers. This death is such a waste and a great loss for her daughter. I can't even begin to tell you how many off duty jobs I worked and how many times I got into confrontations, survived and put the idiot in jail. Just trying to make ends meet and make a few extra dollars and now a Department loses a great officer and another cops child loses a parent. God Bless and may Officer Hollis rest in pease and may the Department step up for her daughter.

Jacki Billings @ 6/26/2012 8:50 PM

I agree as well. I hope the Dept. does step up and take care of Officer Hollis' child. May her soul rest in peace.

crispianranger @ 6/26/2012 10:02 PM

Having been a LEO myself for 35 yrs, I also worked two jobs at times. Lucky to say my daughter is graduating this year.

Its a pity that Governments, both national and local, don't pay their LEOs decent salaries, so that instead of working two jobs, we can rather spend time with our kids growing is too short!

FireCop @ 6/27/2012 4:30 AM

It's past time we adopted very strong laws to combat the growing criminal activity in these gangs. This was an unecessary death of a wonderful person. Totally preventable if we had the tools needed to get the job done. Talk to your people running for elected office this November and find out what their position is, and vote accordingly. Be safe.

Ric Walters @ 6/27/2012 5:16 AM

Another murderer claims gang affiliation, yet no one really does anything about the gangs. When a gangbanger murders a police officer, they've declared war. Isn't it time we fought back? Isn't it time that prosecutors, juries, and judges joined the fray? Don't waste jail space on these turds. Give them the trial they're guaranteed by our Constitution, when they're convicted limit their appeals to no more than one, when the appeals are rejected, put them where they belong - 6 feet under.

JM @ 6/27/2012 6:23 AM

Amen Ric Walters! It is disgusting and exhausting to watch the circus of our judicial system over the years on murderous thugs. The lack of speed in executions has made the death penalty far less of a deterrent than it could be, or used to be. One appeal within one year should be a federal law on cop murderers!

Sky @ 6/27/2012 6:36 AM

As a former DPD Officer from District Two #83-36 My deepest sympathy to the family of Officer Hollis and her children. The job we do is pretty tough and sometimes we don't come home. At least the suspect is in custody. Love and peace to All her Relations. Wado.

duane hunter @ 6/27/2012 7:27 AM

Gang bangers are younger and younger and now the Supreme Court says that NC can't sentence subjects under the age of 18 to Life without pqarole for Murder cases. It is cruel and Unusual. the victim doesn't get parole from no life isn't that cruel and unusual

OC @ 6/27/2012 5:16 PM

Your absolutely right that gang bangers are young and younger. Our juvenile system will be going 18 and under in Connecticut as of July 1 that will make our job harder to do. These kids are getting away with murder. Also officers are not documenting gang affiliation when they come across the indicators of gang involvement so cases get nolle. It's a shame we as officers are not protected but the criminals are. May officer Hollis rest in peace and daughter and family be taken care of. We have to take care of each other. Remember we are the biggest gang. Be safe!

michael @ 6/29/2012 3:50 PM

This is a problem that has been going on for way too many years, it has now escalated to a point where there is no fear or respect of LEO's. I feel it has become a war between LEO and gangbangers. LEO's are the only buffer between these thungs doing whatever they want to whoever they want. Going to jail for life is not a deterrent to them..........we need to change our approach dealing with them and convicting them. No life sentences, death sentence within 3 years of your conviction and one appeal only if extreme circumstances exist. If you have a lengthy criminal records, you're career criminal, gand affiliated and so on... thats it and thats all we need to know. We get a designated court to deal with this assholes and to expedite they cases. No more excuses, these scumbages don't care so we must enact a law to deal with them.

tejf @ 7/1/2012 11:36 PM

Any suspected gang banger should be imprisoned for life and then these innocent heros will stop getting killed by these blood and crip maggots.

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