Motorcycle stolen from widow of Abilene police officer killed in motorcycle crash


ABILENE, Texas - eone stole a motorcycle that belonged to a former Abilene police officer who was killed in a 2010 motorcycle crash.

Rodney Holder's wife, Annemarie, posted on Saturday afternoon that "Rodney's motorcycle and sidecar were stolen from the garage Thursday afternoon."


She later said police recovered the sidecar about an hour after she reported the motorcycle stolen.

"You know it's not their motorcycle," Annemarie Holder said . "They didn't buy it. They didn't restore it. Rodney did all of that, and Kyler and Rodney did a lot of 'guy day adventures' as they called them. They rode around town quite often."

Their son Kyler Holder has a message for whoever stole his dad's motorcycle.

If you're out there and you have the bike -- I mean this really means a lot to us," Kyler Holder said. "If you're gonna steal something, don't steal from us. We've already been through a lot."

According to a public records search by KTXS, the bike is a yellow, 1976 Honda with Texas license plate YLM9.

The stolen motorcycle and sidecar are the same ones shown in the photo above. Holder is riding the motorcycle. His son is in the sidecar.

If you have seen the motorcycle or know where to find it, call Abilene police at 325-673-8331.

Holder was killed April 29, 2010. He was chasing a speeder when a car pulled out in front of his motorcycle at the intersection of Sayles Boulevard and South 13th Street.

He was ejected from his bike and collided with a parked vehicle.

Holder was transported to Hendrick Medical Center where he died a short time later.

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