House bill amended to rename Loop 322 after fallen Abilene police officer

State Representative Stan Lambert has amended a bill he wrote to honor the life of a fallen Abilene police officer.

House Bill 23 would now rename Loop 322 the "Officer Rodney T. Holder Memorial Highway."

Holder was killed in 2010 when a car hit his motorcycle while on duty.

When Lambert filed the bill in November, the plan was to rename Hwy. 83 from S. 14th Street to Loop 322 in honor of Holder. But Lambert later learned it was already designated "Veteran's Memorial Highway."

During the Abilene City Council meeting on Thursday, the council will vote on on a resolution to support the bill.

Holder graduated from Cooper High School and served in the army.

During his 28 years with APD, Holder served as a patrol officer, SWAT team member, detective, and in the traffic division.

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