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Dallas Man Has Encounter With Missing Former Assistant Police Chief



    Police are looking for Dallas Police Department's former assistant police chief 63-year-old Gregory Holliday who was listed as critically missing on Monday. (Published Monday, June 1, 2015)

    A Dallas man recalls his last encounter with the critically missing former assistant police chief as police continue their search.

    Greg Holliday, 63, a former assistant police chief for the Dallas Police Department has been critically missing since Monday.

    Roosevelt Nelson told NBC 5 he was driving home from work on Monday afternoon when he saw a man run across the street. Nelson tried to slam his brakes, but ended up hitting the man.

    “It was raining and he flew over and I was like, ‘Oh my God, I just hit this dude!’” said Nelson.

    Nelson got out of his car and tried to help the man, even offering to drive him to the nearest medical center. He would later discover it was Holliday.

    Nelson said Holliday refused help and told him he was OK. Nelson called 911.

    When Dallas Fire-Rescue arrived, Holliday refused help.

    Nelson said Holliday walked away.

    “He shook my hand and said, ‘This is an experience for the both of us. You look more distraught than me,’ and he was the one who got hit by the car!” Nelson said.

    Nelson said he hopes police are able to find him and that Holliday gets the help he needs.