A former corporate security expert John Tiffany said that Holmes was a pioneer in modern polygraphy who conducted 70,377 examinations as a private practitioner "and thousands" for the police department.
"His whole focus was on trying to understand human nature as it related to lying," said Tiffany. He never retired, said his daughter Debra Holmes. Read Elinor Brecher's paean to Holmes, 85, which readers will enjoy on the front of the April 27th Miami Herald Local section.
He said instead of a funeral, he wanted friends to gather at Burger Bob's, which abuts Granada golf course, where he played regularly in a foursome.