Obituaries of HPD Family Members

Tom Kennedy

BUSTAMANTE

Mrs. Minerva E. Bustamante passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the age of 90. She is the grandmother of Senior Police Service Officer Monica Flores, assigned to the Eastside Division. Services were held July 31 with burial in Hollywood Cemetery.

 

CARR

Honorable Robert W. Carr passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017 at the age of 88. He is the father of Sergeant Paul A. Carr, assigned to the Airport Division – IAH. Services were held September 8 with burial in Clarkston, Michigan.

 

CAYTON

Mr. Michael David Cayton passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the age of 65. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Christopher M. Cayton, assigned to the Narcotics Division.

 

CHEBRET

Mrs. Mary Louise Chebret passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017 at the age of 81. She is the wife of retired Sergeant Melvin J. Chebret Sr., last assigned to the Northeast Division who retired on February 15, 1980; mother of retired Senior Police Officer Melvin J. Chebret Jr., last assigned to the Training Division who retired on April 14, 2012; grandmother of Sergeant Brian L. Chebret, assigned to the Homicide Division and cousin of Sergeant Jack C. Chebret, assigned to the Air Support Division. Services were held September 9.

 

COOK

Mrs. Joyce Ann O’Gilvie passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the age of 61. She is the mother of Police Officer Armand E. O’Gilvie assigned to the Office of Technology Services, sister of retired Senior Imaging Technician Mary J. Julian, last assigned to the Recruiting Division who retired on February 1, 2017, sister of retired Data Entry Operator Mary C. Gray, last assigned to the Identification Division who retired on April 9, 1996, aunt of Senior Police Officer Joe Fleming assigned to the Special Operations Division – Mounted Patrol Division and Senior Police Service Officer Walter E. Henson assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division. Services were held August 12 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 

 FLAGG

Retired Sergeant James N. Flagg passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at the age of 79. He is survived by his wife Judith Ann Flagg. He joined the Houston Police Department on September 14, 1959, Academy Class No. 22. Sergeant Flagg retired on August 26, 1982. Services were held September 5 with burial in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.

 

GREEN

Mr. M.W. “Bill” Green, Sr. passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017. He is the father of Retired Sergeant Marion W. Green, Jr., last assigned to the Robbery Division, retiring on September 10, 2016; and grandfather of Police Officer Matthew W. Green, assigned to the Robbery Division.  Services were held August 4 with burial in South Park Memorial Park.

 

GRIMES

Retired Senior Police Officer Russell C. Grimes passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017, at the age of 64. He is survived by his wife Judith A. Grimes; he is the brother of Retired Senior Police Officer Thomas A. Grimes, last assigned to the Training Division, retiring on November 9, 2013. Officer Russell Grimes started his law enforcement career with the Brookshire Police Department on October 1, 1977. On September 5, 1981, he joined the City of Houston Park Police Department. On September 1, 1985, the Park Police Department merged with the Houston Police Department. Officer Russell C. Grimes went through Academy Class No. APM1. During his career with the Houston Police Department he was assigned to the Special Operations Division, Kingwood Division, and the Tactical Operations Division. Senior Police Officer Grimes retired on September 1, 2012. Services were held August 14 in Huffman.

 

 

GUNN

Retired Service Clerk Rosalie M. Gunn passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at the age of 83. She joined the Houston Police Department on May 1, 1963 as a Parking Monitor, assigned to the Special Operations Division. She retired on April 26, 1991, while assigned to the Property Division. Services were held August 7.

 

HAGLER

Retired Police Officer David E. Hagler passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017, at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife Connie E. Hagler. He is a Veteran of the U.S. Army and the Texas National Guard. He joined the Houston Police Department on September 14, 1959, Academy Class No. 22. During his career with the Department, he was assigned to the Patrol Division, Jail Division, and the Police Garage Division. Police Officer Hagler retired on January 4, 1980.

Services were held August 12 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

 

HICKS

Retired Police Officer Sherman J. Hicks, Sr. passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at the age of 88. He is survived by his wife Marie Ann Hicks. He joined the Houston Police Department on October 1, 1956, Academy Class No. 15. During his whole career with the Department, Officer Hicks was assigned to the Special Operations Division, retiring on March 12, 1988. Services were held August 21 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

 

HORTON

Mr. Archie Horton passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at the age of 74. He is the father of Lieutenant Terry A. Horton, assigned to the Midwest Division. Services were held September 5.

 

HOWARD

Ms. Gabrielle Marianne Howard passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at the age of 34. She is the daughter of Senior Police Service Officer Sheila B. Howard, assigned to the Airport Division – IAH. Services were held August 16with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

 

HUGHES

Mr. L.C. Hughes passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at the age of 84. He is the grandfather of Senior Police Officer Earnest J. West, assigned to the Central Division; and grandfather-in-law of Sergeant Yolanda D. West, assigned to the Downtown Division. Services were held August 19.

 

JEFFERY

Mrs. Catherine Jeffery passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the age of 71. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Percy R. Jeffery Jr., assigned to the Southwest Division. Services were held August 12 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 

JUSTICE

Retired Sergeant Allen L. Justice passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the age of 68. He is survived by his wife Senior Police Service Officer Tracy A. Justice, assigned to the Airport Division – IAH.  Sergeant Allen L. Justice started his law enforcement career on October 8, 1982 with the City of Houston Airport Police Department. On November 20, 1992, the Airport Police Department merged with the Houston Police Department. Sergeant Justice went thrrough Academy Class No. APM4. He was assigned to the Airport Division – IAH until his retirement on August 31, 2013.

 

LANE

Mr. Ronald Lane passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017. He is the brother of Senior Office Assistant Abby L. Andrus, assigned to the Burglary and Theft Division. Services were held September 5 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 

MATTHEWS

Mrs. Sharon M. Matthews passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017, at the age of 77. She is preceded in death by her husband Retired Detective Wilson L. Matthews, whom retired on July 5, 1982, and passed away on July 11, 1993.

Services were held August 12 with burial in South Park Cemetery.

 

NGO

Mr. Michael Quoc-Phong Ngo passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at the age of 85. He is the father of Retired Senior Police Officer Luke Q. Ngo, last assigned to the Criminal Intelligence Division, retiring on January 20, 2012.

Services were held August 17 with burial in Forest Park East Cemetery.

 

O’GILVIE

Mrs. Joyce Ann O’Gilvie passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the age of 61. She is the mother of Police Officer Armand E. O’Gilvie assigned to the Office of Technology Services, sister of retired Senior Imaging Technician Mary J. Julian, last assigned to the Recruiting Division who retired on February 1, 2017, sister of retired Data Entry Operator Mary C. Gray, last assigned to the Identification Division who retired on April 9, 1996, aunt of Senior Police Officer Joe Fleming assigned to the Special Operations Division – Mounted Patrol Division and Senior Police Service Officer Walter E. Henson assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division. Services were held August 12 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 

PENA

Mr. Buena Ventura Pena passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. He is the grandfather of Senior Police Service Officer Paulina Cisneros, assigned to the South Gessner Division.

Services were held August 12.

 

PEREZ

Sergeant Steve A. Perez died in the Line of Duty on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at the age of 60.  He is survived by his wife Lupe Cheryl Perez. Sergeant Perez was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and joined the Houston Police Department on November 15, 1982, Academy Class No. 109. During his career as a police officer, he was assigned to the Northwest and Juvenile Divisions.  He promoted to the rank of Sergeant on July 1, 1992, and was assigned to the Emergency Communications, Northeast, Special Operations, Crime Analysis and Command Center, Vehicular Crimes, and Traffic Enforcement Divisions. Services were held September 13 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 

POWELL

Mr. Kenneth Bruce Powell passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017, at the age of 21. He is the son-in-law of Senior Office Assistant Cristina De La Cruz, assigned to the Internal Affairs Division. Services were held August 17 in Medfield, Massachusetts.

 

RABAGO

Mr. Joe Frank Rabago, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at the age of 44. He is the son of Retired Lieutenant Joe F. Rabago, Sr., last assigned to the Jail Division, retiring on March 23, 1990; brother of Lieutenant Steven F. Rabago, assigned to the Vice Division; and brother-in-law of Retired Senior Police Officer Joann Rabago, last assigned to the Internal Affairs Division, retiring on July 30, 2016. Services were held August 9.

 

RAMIREZ

Mrs. Olga Marina Ramirez passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the age of 58. She is the mother of Police Officer Olga E. Ramirez, assigned to the Organizational Development Command. Services were held August 4 with burial in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

 

REID

Mr. Alfred Reid Sr. passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the age of 75. He is the father of Sergeant Karren J. Fields assigned to the Employee Services Division. Services were held August 11 with burial in Austin.

 

SURGINER

Retired Senior Police Officer Brian T. Surginer passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017, at the age of 59. He joined the Houston Police Department on July 2, 1979, Academy Class No. 87. During his career with the Department, he was assigned to the Southwest Division, Westside Division, and the Vice Division. Senior Police Officer Surginer retired on January 2, 2016. Services were held September 11 with burial in Forest Park Westheimer.

 

WILLIAMS

Retired Deputy Administrator of the Identification Division Larry H. Williams passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at the age of 67. He is survived by his wife Debra L. Williams. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He joined the Houston Police Department on November 13, 1972, as a Clerk II. On September 12, 1977, he started Academy Class No. BC1. He was promoted to Deputy Administrator on June 17, 1995. He retired on June 20, 2015.