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To Villanova: Sue Holmes

Last month, officers and members of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge No. 113, gathered to honor Lieutenant Susan Holmes as she conducted her last roll call at Penn. Lt. Holmes resigned effective March 9 to accept a similar position with Villanova University.

Reviewing her nearly 19-year career at Penn speakers noted that Sue Holmes actually began her association with Penn as a freshman, joining the Police Department after a stellar career as a student athlete. Professionally, Lt. Holmes was recognized as a supervisor who exercised her responsibilities in a fair and even-handed manner. She was especially cited for her unparalleled performance in developing the community outreach programs and student services while assigned as Lieutenant in the Victim Support (now Special Services) Unit of the Department. Lt. Holmes' personal devotion (including hundreds of uncompensated hours) to those entities was slowed when she was reassigned to patrol as the overnight watch commander. However, VSSS' loss was patrol's gain, and the FOP took great pleasure in presenting Lt. Holmes with a handsome plaque engraved to denote their warm thoughts for her service to them and for her success in the future.

-- Hugh McBreen, President, FOP, Lodge No. 113

Almanac, Vol. 44, No. 28, April 7, 1998