Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Darden Hollis, a fifteen-year veteran of the Department, was assigned to the West Hollywood Station at the time of his murder. Deputy Hollis, 42 years-of-age, was shot to death early New Year’s Day in West Hollywood by a man who grabbed his revolver during a struggle with deputies and began firing. Two other deputies were wounded. Deputies John Day, 27, and Gene Leschinsky, 44, recovered from their wounds. Philip Lenford Allen, 19, of Los Angeles was charged with the murder of Deputy Hollis and the attempted murder of the other deputies. Deputy Hollis served three years in the Army during the Korean War. He had been married for four years. He and his wife Mary had no children.