Friday morning at about 1:20 a.m., [the dead guy] walked into the Denny's ... and pulled a stocking mask over his face, police say. He pointed a dark-colored handgun at the officer, who was sitting at the counter.He died in hospital about 40 minutes later.
The officer was wearing his police uniform, working what's called "secondary" -- hired by the restaurant to act as security. Detectives aren't sure if Holloway spotted the officer when he first walked into the restaurant.
The unidentified officer fired several shots, police say.
Don't think I've ever been in a restaurant that needed security guards like this, but these folks apparently know what they are about.
The dead guy? He had served 12 years for various robberies and was on parole.