Cop-Hating Councilwoman Nearly Runs Down Fallen Officer's Family In Parking Lot

A known anti-police city councilwoman, Holly Blair, nearly ran over a fallen officer's family in the police parking lot.

Lemoore, CA – A memorial procession in honor of a fallen officer was disrupted when an SUV driven by a city councilwoman careened through the police department’s parking lot and almost ran over the hero’s nine-year-old daughter.

Crystal Giles, the widow of Lemoore Police Corporal Jonathan Giles, told Blue Lives Matter that the incident occurred just seconds after she and her children finished posing for a picture with some officers behind police headquarters shortly after 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

The family was there to help kick off the Lemoore police chaplain’s cross-country motorcycle trip promoting mental health awareness.

The first leg of the trip – from the Lemoore Police Department to the Hanford Police Department - was dedicated to the memory of Cpl. Giles, who took his own life on Nov. 7, 2018.

They had just finished gathering for pictures when a speeding vehicle, driven by Lemoore City Councilwoman Holly Blair, tore into the parking lot and almost hit Cpl. Giles’ daughter, Riley.

“Blair came barreling through the driveway – like she came out of freakin’ nowhere – and there was an officer in his car. She went straight for him and he had to swerve to miss her,” Crystal Giles described the harrowing moment.

“I pushed my four-year-old ahead of me and reached back to grab Riley,” she recalled. “She only missed hitting Riley by inches.”

“My first thought when I turned around was ‘Oh my God, she’s gonna get hit,’” Crystal Giles told Blue Lives Matter.

She said that a King’s County sheriff’s deputy almost got run over and actually fell to ground as the city councilwoman pulled out of the police department’s parking lot.

“All the cops jumped in their cars and motorcycles and went after her,” Crystal Giles said. “It happened so fast that I was like ‘what is going on?’ I turned to my family and I was like ‘what in the world just happened?’”

The police widow told Blue Lives Matter she knew who the driver was at first glance – a notorious cop-hating member of city council who had been at war with the police department and city council for more than a year.

“When Holly blew through the parking lot, I saw exactly who it was,” Crystal Giles said. “She had her hair up in a messy bun and a grey shirt on. I knew exactly who it was.”

She said Blair ran several stop signs and stoplights in her bid to escape the myriad of law enforcement officers chasing her.

Blair finally stopped at a busy intersection and was pulled from the car by police and arrested.

“If she had come into the parking lot 10 or 15 seconds earlier, I think we all would have been hit,” Crystal Giles told Blue Lives Matter. “For sure, my children and I would have been run over. She had no remorse for anybody who was in her path.”

Crystal Giles said her daughter was traumatized by the incident and keeps asking her why Blair wanted to run her over.

She said Riley, acutely aware of her own police officer father’s recent death, also asked if Blair was there to hurt the police officers who were with them in the parking lot.

Blair was charged with five felonies, including assault with a deadly weapon, and two misdemeanors, The Sun reported.

She was released from custody on Thursday.

Shortly after the incident, Blair’s attorney gave a statement and said that the councilwoman may have been suffering a medical emergency when she barreled through the police parking lot with her son and dog riding with her.

But Crystal Giles told Blue Lives Matter that she doubted that explanation.

“No ambulance was called, nor was there an ER visit,” she said. “If it was a medical emergency, you’d think she would have gotten medical attention.”

The widow said that Blair is very open and public about the fact “she hates cops.”

“It’s all over her Facebook page, which is wide open. I’d heard stories from Jon and read the antics online, but when we went to a city council meeting where my husband was honored in a speech, I saw it. She sat there and rolled her eyes while they were talking about Jon,” Crystal Giles described, sounding disgusted.

“She needs to face the consequences of what she did on Wednesday,” she said.

Crystal Giles said that the councilwoman has been unpredictable and out of control in public on more than one occasion, and pointed to an incident that occurred at a local Starbucks.

Citizens upset with Blair’s behavior had initiated a recall movement and were collecting signatures to put the recall on the ballot in October of 2018 when Blair encountered them in the busy coffee shop, according to The Leader.

She approached a woman wearing a t-shirt advocating her recall and called the woman “racist as f--k.”

“I am not a racist f--k,” Tammy Alaniz replied, The Leader reported.

“I did not say you were a racist f--k, I said you were racist as f--k but if you would like to call yourself a f--k, by all means, go right ahead,” Blair told Alaniz loudly in the busy Starbucks.

Alaniz called the councilwoman’s behavior “vile, classless, and inappropriate,” and filed a complaint with the city council, according to The Leader.

Blair was already involved in a running battle with the other members of the city council and the police department when the Starbucks incident occurred.

The city filed a request for a temporary restraining order against her in King County Superior Court alleging she had taken improper actions, many of which concerned the police chief and one of his top commanders, according to The Leader.

The judge sent them to mediation in lieu of a restraining order, but left it open to reconsideration should the two sides not be able to come to an agreement.

Crystal Giles said she hoped that Blair’s rampage through the parking lot might be the last straw.

“I would hope she suffers the harshest consequences because she could have killed not only those of us at the police department, but she could have killed innocent civilians of Lemoore when she tore off out of there,” she said.

The procession honoring Cpl. Giles did not happen on June 5 because everybody participating in the event had to respond to the Blair incident.

Cpl. Giles, who served as a U.S. Marine with the 2/4 Magnificent Bastards from 2006 to 2010, was a popular police officer known throughout the Lemoore community as the “Dancing Cop,” due to his habit of breaking out in dance whilst directing traffic, according KMPH.

He joined the Lemoore police in 2013 and became a member of the King County SWAT Team in 2016, a lifelong goal, according to Crystal Giles.

Cpl. Giles is survived by his wife Crystal, his son Talon, and his daughters, Riley and Laila.

Comments (78)
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Mig Alley
Mig Alley

"Shortly after the incident, Blair’s attorney gave a statement and said that the councilwoman may have been suffering a medical emergency when she barreled through the police parking lot with her son and dog riding with her." So being bat s%$t crazy is considered a medical emergency now?🙄

LynnSB
LynnSB

She attempted to Run down this family -- and she's out on bail -- REALLY?? What the hell does it take in Ca. to actually have the Law enforce LAWS and keep wack jobs like this away from decent people

Buzz17
Buzz17

She's either insane or possessed! Either way, she doesn't belong on a government council, doesn't belong running loose in public, & is in desperate need of being locked up & confined until fully treated!

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

I have dealt with a lot of stupid. Hell, it should be in my job description. You just do. You see society at its worst at times, but there are some things that just strike you as above and beyond stupid. I think it started with this woman at her birth. Then what really bugs me is that there were people out there willing to and probably will still vote her back into office.

GHarvey
GHarvey

I hope she gets prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and removed from office.

Steve L
Steve L

There is no way she suddenly became this much of a loon... How on earth did she get elected in the first place?

Mrs10
Mrs10

Thank you, Sandy, for writing such a great article. I can tell you that the family is ok but still shaken up. But it's not going a stop Crystal's campaign for mental health and suicide awareness for First Responders. She's an amazing person and I'm so saddened that they've had to go through this, too.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

There's something wrong with people trying to run other people over in a vehicle. You have to either be on drugs, demon-possessed, or so full of hate.

Mrs10
Mrs10

I'm repeating myself here, but this is REALLY important. This woman embodies the war on cops. Please let your voices be heard where it matters most.

Nathan Olson City Manager, City of Lemoore, CA.

Citymanager@lemoore.com

I've already emailed him. Let's inundate him!

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Councilwoman should be used for the poster child of mental illness in the town!

Steve326m
Steve326m

What this ugly excuse for a Councilwoman did was nothing short of attempted murder. She needs 10+ years in prison.

Janken
Janken

What is wrong with these leftist idiots

tkshields
tkshields

it seems that the medical emergency quit when seem came to a busy intersection when she stopped

LEO0301
LEO0301

I wonder if this woman recognizes the irony of her trying to kill a parking lot full of people trying to raises awareness for mental health?

RPG156
RPG156

She will be celebrated by those that hide behind her mental issues.

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Another useless politician!

The bottom of the barrel!

Sailor
Sailor

POS!

Chief Deputy
Chief Deputy

Loved to know how much bail, if any, and the name of the judge. They must be buddies. Commiforna needs help from top to bottom.

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

It’s something how these anti-police liberals are badasses until they get caught then it’s they have a medical condition or whatever. It’s time for the courts to stand up and start sending people to prison for crap like this. Sounds like this councilwoman is a rogue and she thinks she’s entitled or oppressed!!

MBauman
MBauman

This crazy woman needs to be in jail. PERIOD. Attempted murder IMO.

djvd
djvd

If she could do this attempted murder with her son in the car .. just think of the other "lessons" this POS woman is exposing him to that are unseen. Sometimes rotten fruit needs to be eliminated before it contaminates the whole basket. js

Do-The-Job-Right
Do-The-Job-Right

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JDS
JDS

I hope they gave her a wooden shampoo!

AttorneyGal
AttorneyGal

No medical emergency, no accident. This was intentional. She attempted to murder the family of a fallen officer she considered racist! Death by firing squad for this c*nt!

Barker
Barker

She was released from custody on Thursday. WHAAAT!!!!!

AttorneyGal
AttorneyGal

FIVE (5) counts of attempted Murder and she gets bail??? I certainly hope someone takes advantage of the fact she is free and sees to it she NEVER gets to see the inside of a courtroom! This is a dangerous psychopath who deserves the needle!

CloserFocus
CloserFocus

Here’s the info ppl need to let them know how OUTRAGED you are: Good morning. I am in receipt of your email. Please note an elected official cannot be fired. They are elected by the voters and like it or not have rights. We are monitoring the situation closely with staff and legal counsel. Nathan Olson

I am out the office starting Monday, 7/23 and will return on Saturday, 7/28. If you need immediate assistance contact the Assistant City Manager Michelle Speer @ mspeer@lemoore.com or at 559-924-6707. I will be available for via mobile and email. Thank you.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Per Mrs10 and CloserFocus thank you --- Mgr Nathan Olson —- If you need immediate assistance contact the Assistant City Manager Michelle Speer @ mspeer@lemoore.com or at 559-924-6707. I will be available for via mobile and email. (This is in regards to a known anti-police city councilwoman, Holly Blair, nearly ran over a fallen officer's family in the police parking lot.) CALL OR EMAIL OR BOTH TO VOICE YOUR CONCERNS