Sharon Holcomb said Monday that her 45 days to appeal the lawsuit’s dismissal had expired at the end of March.
“It was going to cost every penny I had to do this,” Holcomb said. “I don’t want to leave my kids with nothing.”
Circuit Court Judge Malcolm Street dismissed the lawsuit in February. Holcomb said the judge determined there was not enough evidence to proceed with a trial.
Holcomb’s husband, Lt. Dexter Holcomb of the Oxford Police Department, was killed Feb. 16, 2007 while directing traffic at Oxford High School. A school bus struck him from behind when the driver, Mary Mizzell, had a medical emergency.
Holcomb filed her suit in May 2007 against the city, as well as Mizzell, members of the Oxford Board of Education, schools Superintendent Jeff Goodwin and the transportation superintendent.