Officer Down: Trooper Jack Holland, Ohio State Patrol

Officer Down: Trooper Jack P. Holland Jr. - [Lodi, Ohio]


Biographical Info

Age: N/A

Cause of Death: Animal Related

Additional Information:
 Trooper Holland had served with the agency for 19 years and was assigned as a salvage inspector at the Massillon District Headquarters. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Incident Details:  Trooper Jack Holland died from a yellow jacket sting while on duty at the highway patrol's Seville commercial driver's license facility.

Paramedics transported Trooper Holland to Lodi Hospital at about 1:15 pm. He succumbed to the injury just over one hour later.

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Yellow jacket sting kills state trooper in Ohio

The Associated Press

LODI, Ohio — A yellow jacket got inside a State Highway Patrol building and stung a trooper sitting at his desk, causing a severe reaction that killed him, authorities said Tuesday.

Trooper Jack Holland Jr., 45, was stung at about 1 p.m. inside the patrol's commercial driver licensing facility in Seville, about 30 miles south of Cleveland, the Highway Patrol said in a statement.

Paramedics transported Holland to the emergency room at nearby Lodi Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:30 p.m., the statement said. No other details were released.

Holland, a 19-year patrol veteran, worked as a salvage inspector since 2003, making sure that rebuilt or self-assembled vehicles were safe for the road, said patrol spokesman Lt. Tony Bradshaw.

Holland is survived by a wife and three children ages 8, 10 and 14.

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