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Missing Texas Deputy's Body Found in Lake

September 19, 2014  | 

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Rescue crews recovered the body of Travis County Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis from Lake Austin on Friday, reports KXAN.

The seven-year veteran of the sheriff's office was killed after she was swept away while checking a low water crossing shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday in Austin, Texas.

"I told (Hollis' family) we would bring her home," Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton said as his eyes filled with water, "but we wanted to bring her home alive. She had been out there in that water for a while. She's back home now and not out there by herself anymore."

Several officers lined the street holding American flags in a show of respect as Hollis' body was driven away in a police escort.

Comments (18)

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kevCopAz @ 9/20/2014 8:21 AM

Your Brothers and Sisters in Az pray for your soul and for your family in their time of grieve. Thanks for your serve sister.

starrman69 @ 9/20/2014 10:37 AM

Thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of
Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis...Thank you for your service, May you
Rest In Peace.

Cindy @ 9/20/2014 11:25 AM

I am so sorry.

D.J. Rogers @ 9/20/2014 12:34 PM

May God be with her family and friends.

John @ 9/20/2014 3:46 PM

The mantra of all public safety professionals is the same: Protect and Serve! Deputy Jessica Hollis did just that. Your brothers and sisters from LAPD mourn her loss. Jessica and all of her friends and colleagues are in our thoughts and prayers.

Deborah Siefer @ 9/20/2014 3:52 PM

My condolences to her family and the department. This is truly a loss to the department. For hearing that she was just checking on the location: and then to here next she was swept away it's hard to believe. I'm sure the Department will truly miss her. Again my condolences.

TheRookie @ 9/20/2014 9:49 PM

R.I.P. Deputy Hollis. May GOD help your Direct & L.E. Families at this most difficult time.
I become privately emotional when I hear of an Officer down now. I just realize how fortunate I am to have been able to survive & enjoy a retirement.
All L.E.O's. (Men/Women), thank you for your unselfish service to the citizens in your jurisdiction(s).

TERRY F. ZECH (VAPD) RET @ 9/21/2014 6:27 AM

My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God Speed Deputy Hollis as you now patrol the streets of gold.

Don Daniel @ 9/21/2014 7:10 AM

From your brothers and sisters in the federal law enforcement community, our hearts are with your family and our pride is with your dedication and service.

Don Daniel @ 9/21/2014 7:13 AM

From your brothers and sisters in the federal law enforcement community, our hearts and prayers are with your family, our pride is with you thanks to your dedication and service.

Mary Gonzales @ 9/21/2014 9:04 AM

My condolences & prayers, RIP Deputy Hollis....

Gil Figueroa @ 9/21/2014 2:11 PM

My condolences and prayers go to Deputy Hollis's family. Thank you for your services. R.I.P. Deputy Hollis.

Carlos @ 9/21/2014 7:00 PM

Rest in Peace, Sister.

EODK9Trainer @ 9/22/2014 6:10 AM

Rest in Peace Deputy Hollis and know you've made your community a better place with your presence.

TX Lawman @ 9/22/2014 6:15 AM

End of Shift young Deputy Jessica Hollis. We will take the watch now. Thank you for you service and sacrifice. May God's peace be with you and your family.

Ronald Boyle @ 9/22/2014 7:42 AM

RIP officer Hollis

steve @ 9/22/2014 8:37 AM

Condolences to Officer Hollis' family and co-workers. And a word of thanks to her family for sharing her with the Law Enforcement profession the seven years she was there!

Captain @ 9/22/2014 12:09 PM

Travis County we have your back. RIP Deputy Hollis. Blessed are the peace keepers

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