Injured Carrollton police officer back in ICU after returning home

CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. — An injured police officer who went home this week after months in the hospital and in rehabilitation is back in the hospital.

Carrollton police Sgt. Rob Holloway was shot in the head during a chase with two suspects in April.

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He was released from the Shepherd Center on Wednesday. Dozens of officers escorted him home to Carrollton, where hundreds of supporters lined the streets.


Holloway’s wife, Stephanie, said on a Caring Bridge page tracking Holloway’s progress that he started running a fever on Thursday and she “didn’t want to take any chances.”

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Holloway was readmitted at the Shepherd Center, where he has been in the ICU. Stephanie Holloway said he has been getting fluids and antibiotics as they run additional tests.

“His fever is gone, and he is feeling better already,” Stephanie Holloway wrote, “Thank you so much for the amazing homecoming celebration on Wednesday. It was the best 24-hours we have had in a long time, and we were beyond blessed by the overwhelming display of love and support.”