New Orleans area post offices renamed for fallen NOPD officer and civil rights legend

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officer Daryle Holloway

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – The U.S. Post Office on Chef Menteur Highway will be named after fallen NOPD Officer Daryle Holloway.

Holloway was shot and killed in the line of duty in June 2015. He was driving a handcuffed prisoner, Travis Boys, to the Orleans Parish Jail when Boys somehow got out of his handcuffs, pushed through the barrier between Boys and Holloway, then fatally shot the police officer.

“[He] was an upstanding officer and a model for community policing,” Richmond said.

Fellow NOPD officer Wardell Johnson was arrested for obstruction of justice after Holloway’s death. Police said Johnson tried to cover up “sloppy police work.”

U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond sponsored federal legislation that will rename the post office in New Orleans East after Holloway.

The same bill by Richmond will also rename the post office on Lapalco Boulevard in Marrero after Judge Lionel Collins, a former judge in Gretna who Richmond called a “civil rights legend.”

“He broke down barriers so that African Americans would not be treated as second-class citizens,” Richmond said.