The family of accused cop killer Travis Boys issued a statement Saturday, saying, “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Officer Daryle Holloway in this terrible time of grief.”
Boys, 33, is charged with killing Holloway, who was transporting him from a district police station to jail June 20. Police have said Boys managed to move his handcuffs to the front of his body and reach a .40-caliber handgun that he used to shoot and fatally wound Holloway, who was at the wheel.
Boys escaped from the police vehicle but was recaptured a day later after a massive manhunt.
“The outpouring of love and support for the Holloway family is a tribute to his life and honorable service to our community,” the Boys family said in a written statement released through Travis Boys’ defense team. “We cannot imagine the sorrow and heartache we know Officer Holloway’s family and children must be feeling, and we are deeply sorry for their loss.”
A few days after Holloway was slain, his mother, Olander Holloway, asked for prayers for Boys’ family as she attended a memorial for her son.
She first thanked the large crowd for honoring her son. “That was my baby boy,” she said, then added: “I also would just like to ask you all to keep Mr. Boys’ mom and his family in your prayers.”
“I can’t imagine what that woman is going through,” Olander Holloway said. “I have no hard feelings in my heart for them, and I want you all to pray for her.”
On Saturday, the Boys family expressed gratitude for her kindness. “We are very moved by the grace of Officer Holloway’s mother to ask the community to hold us in its prayers. The Holloway family is in our thoughts and prayers every day, always forever,” they wrote.