New York Daily News

 April 4, 2017, 4:00 AM



Remember the right name: NYPD officer Randolph Holder's killer is sentenced


Randolph Holder, shot in 2015The man who in 2015 shot and killed police officer Randolph Holder was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole.

We do not repeat here and hope to soon forget the murderer’s name.

We do remember and revere Holder.

He was a Guyanese immigrant who had lost his mother as a teenager, a man beloved by those who knew him as a civilian.

He was a fiance and a father.

And as a cop — following in the path of his father, grandfather and great-uncle, all of whom served on Guayana’s police force — he was a member of an elite NYPD plainclothes unit who had won citations for meritorious or excellent duty on six separate occasions.

While his killer rots away, Randolph Holder’s legacy lives on.