Theodora (Theo) Onken

Gold Star - 24,694 Points (Washington State)

(((Officer Down))) - Poem by Theodora (Theo) Onken

Good-bye to you Officer Rodney Holder...
Good-bye to one of our finest-most brave-
Good-bye to all of the protection you afforded us...
Your service shall not pass away with the grave;

Fifty years young you only were-
All of this town and other Texas cities came for your view...
City citizens lined the streets of your funeral procession...
Good-bye Rodney-our town-will surely miss you;

No more to see your smiling face...
No more to feel quite as secure...
No more will you Grace our city streets...
You were the very best-that is for sure;

May 3,2010
On the Loss and Funeral Of Rodney Holder-age 50
Aman of honor for 28 years.
Leaves behind a wife, a daughter and young son.
And this whole town.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 3, 2010

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 12, 2010


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