Michael HolidayPlayer ID:
The firm but fair leaderAppearance:
Liutenant Holiday is a 23 year UPD man. He is of average height and in very good physical condition. He has peircing eyes and is often wearing a down to business expression. Personality:
A seasoned veteran of the force, Holiday takes on his job very seriously. He is a logical, rational professional. He has been around the force and through the ranks in a long and very disciplined career. He pushes his team towards greatness and expects excellence to always be acheived. He is famous for the use of the phrase, "our sworn duty to serve and protect", and knows some mock him jokingly for gravitating to it. He can be warm, but it is not frequent that he is.
At the age of 46, he believes he has one more big promotion in front of him. He is a career cop and puts the brotherhood of service at the forefront of his mind at all times. So dedicated, he is also the Vice President of the Fraternal Order of Police chapter of Ubiquitous, his primare means of social interaction. He is a very disciplined man who leans heavily to the work side of any work/life balance equation.History:
Holiday grew up in a small town that is on the far outskirts of the Ubiquitous Metro area. He had a good and happy childhood. He is the younger of two sons born to hard working parents. His father a mechanic, his mother an accountant. He and his brother, along with several neighborhood kids grew up in the woods, playing and building forts. Their dad was a sportsman and taught the boys how to hunt, fish and camp. He was young among the neighborhood kids looked up to the bigger kids, learning how to be tough from hanging with them. He played sports, was popular and a good student.
After high-school, he attended community college and took up pre-law as an undergraduate. Law school, he learned, required more studying than he had an appetite for. By that time he was dating and serious with his girlfriend and enjoying sports. He decided instead to enter the police academy where he did very well. The role of cop suited him. His undergraduate degree helped him rise through the ranks. He became a Detective by the time he was 28, Senior Detective by 31 and has been a Detective -Sargent by age 34. His promotion to Liutenant was 6 years ago.
He is the father of four, two boys and two girls, the oldest is a senior and ready for college. His wife works as the secretary of the high school most of them attend. He has a good and busy life outside of work with his children. A dedicated family man, he is genuinely in love with his wife and as active in the lives of his children as he can be given his exceasive work schedule. He is a very protective father and takes crimes against children deeply to heart after witnessing crime scenes involving the young and innocent.
The Dobson Case: The symbolic moment that molded him into a bit of a hard-ass cop with a relentless pusuit for a clean case came from an experience when 'good enough' just wasnt quite actually good enough. Rachel Dobson, a sweet trusting innocent teenager died tragically of an overdose that followed a date-rape drug style of abduction some 10 years ago. It was a disturbing case in which the victim reminded him deeply of his daughter. By his own emotional involvement, he had grown fond of the girl's parents and had stated to them how solid their case was. The perpetrator was a sick and twisted young man with no place in society. During the trial, he provided a fair and accurate testimony on the witness stand. What came out of the testimony from his perspective was a clear and convincing case that pointed directly to the certain guilt of the man who had all but confessed. Yet the facts that had clearly added up to guilt had been picked apart by the vaguest of shadows of doubts that bordered on the absurd. The case was cobbled together with the best that they had, and there was plenty, or so he believed. The defense zeroed in on certain circumstantial evidence and a set of possible explanations were implausible, impractical and practically
impossible, but still "possible".
The not guilty verdict was, in his mind, a failure to be thorough and have a buttoned up case. It lead to a guilty man walking away a free man with a sweet child in a coffin. He has never forgotten the Dobson case, nor has he forgotten how those parents looked at him and his team, so disbelieving and betrayed in court that day.
He could never right that wrong, but he could make sure nothing similar would happen again. Since then, there has been an 8x10 portrait of the late Rachel Dobson on his desk. He looks at her picture when he needs inspiration to strive harder and go the extra mile for the innocent victims that count on him.
His file contains many in service awards and he can be accurately referred to as a 'decorated officer' and a role model of police work.Other:
The player may not be as good as the character on crime solving.
What cop shows do you watch regularly:
Law and Order. NCIS. Person of Interest. Criminal Minds. Reno 911.