Daniel Holtzclaw was born in Guam on December 10, 1986. He is the son of Eric and Kumiko Holtzclaw, an Air Force family that served overseas. Daniel is the youngest of three, Jenny and Julie. Daniel attended Enid Schools and graduated from Enid High School in May 2005. He was recruited by Eastern Michigan University for a Division One Football Scholarship. He graduated in 2010 with a Criminal Justice Degree and attempted to enter the NFL. After attending several camps he was not picked up in the draft and returned to Oklahoma. He sought Employment with the Oklahoma City Police Department and was hired in September 2010. Daniel attended Life Church with his girlfriend in Oklahoma City and is well respected among his friends and family. He volunteered with his girlfriend in the church in support of his community. Daniel has established ties to the community through his weightlifting network and friends. Daniel has been a pillar citizen in the community. During Daniel’s time off he enjoyed being in the gym and hanging out with his friends, family and girlfriend.
WHY I CHOSE TO BE A POLICE OFFICER
“I have always thought Police Work would be an interesting field to go into. Both my mother and father were police officers and my father had a long career with the Air Force Security Police and now a Lieutenant at the Enid Police Department. I always looked up to my Father and admired his role as a Police Officer. While playing football in college I obtained my Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. I knew that I needed a backup plan just in case the NFL did not work out and my next passion was to be a Police Officer. I thought being an Oklahoma City Police Officer would be a challenge with numerous opportunities to specialize as it is a very large department. I have always thought public service was very important to giving back to the community and protecting it. I have always lived ethically and tried to be a positive role model to others. I have the highest regards and respect for police officers and aspire to fill that role and make a career in this field.”
JUST THREE MONTHS BEFORE INJUSTICE DANIEL POSTED THIS PICTURE WITH THE CAPTION ON HIS FACEBOOK
Dad, Mom, Julie, Jenny and Daniel in Japan
One of many great date nights watching a comedy show.