Tuesday, August 21, 2007


The Ohio State Highway Patrol is mourning the loss of Trooper Jack P. Holland Jr., a Salvage Inspector for the Massillon District, after he passed away today after being stung by a yellow jacket.

Trooper Holland was conducting salvage inspections at the Seville CDL Facility in Medina County. After returning to his desk at approximately 1:00 p.m. he was stung by a yellow jacket. He had a severe reaction and was transported by Westfield EMS to the Lodi Emergency room at 1:13 p.m. where he was pronounced dead at approximately 2:30 p.m.

“This is a tragic loss for the Patrol Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Holland’s family and friends,” Colonel Richard H. Collins, Ohio State Highway Patrol superintendent, said.

Trooper Holland, a 19-year Patrol veteran, began his career in April 1987 as a member of the 116th Academy Class. He earned his commission in September of that year and was assigned to the Findlay Post. In October 1990 he transferred to the Sandusky Post and in September 1993 to the Elyria Post. He transferred to the Ashland Post in February 1999. He transferred to Massillon District Headquarters as a Salvage Inspector in September 2003, where in 2004 he earned the Trooper Recognition Award.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer, and children, Sabrina, 14, Alexis, 10, and John, 8.


Anonymous Melody said...

My prayers go out to his family.

4:19 PM  

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