FAR ROCKAWAY — The corner of Collier Avenue and Briar Place will be renamed in honor of Randolph Holder, the NYPD officer killed in the line of duty last October.
Holder, who was posthumously promoted to detective, was fatally shot chasing a suspect on a pedestrian overpass along the FDR Drive in East Harlem on Oct. 20, 2015.
The 33-year-old officer was a five-year veteran of the NYPD. His father and grandfather were both police officers, and he came to New York City from his native Guyana in his early 20s to pursue his dream of joining the NYPD.
Holder first lived in a two-story house on Briar Place in Far Rockaway with his father, also named Randolph Holder, his step-mother and siblings.
And although he later moved to Brooklyn, and had closed on a home in Valley Stream, he often returned to visit his immediate family and the many cousins who lived on Briar Place.
He DJed barbecues, playing his favorite reggae and Soca music, his relatives said last fall.
Last week the City Council approved a proposal to rename his family's block "Det. Randolph Holder Way" along with 41 other street renamings.
Holder' street was co-sponsored by City Councilman Donovan Richards and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.
Last September, another Far Rockaway street was renamed in honor of Police Officer Dennis Guerra, who was killed in an arson fire in April 2014.