Obituaries of the HPD Family

Tom Kennedy

BLEVINS

Retired Detective Richard A. Blevins passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at the age of 79. He is survived by his wife Anna M. Blevins. 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 Bureau, Vice Division, Check Forgery Detail, and the Burglary & Theft Division. Detective Blevins retired on February 11, 1980.

Services were held February 12 with burial in Brookside Memorial Park.

 

BOUTTE

Ms. Corine Boutte passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at the age of 92. She is the grandmother of Sergeant Lance P. Labbe assigned to the Auto Dealers Division and grandmother-in-law of Sergeant Whitney L. Labbe, assigned to the Internal Affairs Division. Services were held February 16 with burial in Paradise North Cemetery.

 

BUCKNER

Mr. Henry B. Buckner passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at the age of 86. He is the brother of retired Administrative Coordinator Barbara D. Buckner, who retired in November 2009 and was last assigned to the Office of Budget and Finance. He is also the uncle of Senior Police Officer Lynette A. Segura, assigned to the Patrol Region 3 Command, and the great uncle of Police Officer Latreece C. Singleton, assigned to the Northeast Division.

Services were held February 2 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

 

CONTRERAS

Mrs. Alicia Contreras passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018, at the age of 77. She is the wife of Retired Assistant Chief Hiram A. Contreras, who retired on March 6, 1998. Services were held February 10 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

 

DAVIS

Mr. Charlie Davis passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018, at the age of 91. He is the father of Retired Senior Police Officer Jacqueline Davis Potter, last assigned to the Jail Division, retiring on December 17, 2004, and of Senior Police Officer Mark E. Davis, assigned to the Employee Services Division; grandfather of Lieutenant Christopher J. Davis, assigned to the Central Division, and of Police Officer Gary A. Williams, assigned to the Central Division. Services were held February 3 with burial in Paradise Cemetery North.

 

DEXTER

Retired Senior Police Officer Frederick L. Dexter passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife Christine R. Dexter. Officer Dexter began his law enforcement career on May 29, 1982 with the City of Houston Airport Police Department. On November 20, 1992, the Airport Police Department merged with the Houston Police Department. Senior Police Officer Dexter completed Academy Class No. APM3 and during his career, he was assigned to the Airport Division – Hobby until his retirement on April 24 2004 from the Airport Division – IAH. Services were held February 15.

 

FEHR

Mrs. Jean Ann Fehr passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at the age of 71. She is the wife of retired Senior Police Officer Kenneth A. Perreault, who retired in July 2004 and was last assigned to the Northeast Division and the mother of Sergeant Kirby P. Fehr, assigned to the Crime Analysis and Command Center. Services were held February 10.

 

GAYTON

Retired Assistant Shop Manager Juan M. Gayton passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at the age of 71. He joined the Houston Police Department as a Mechanic II, on January 3, 1977, assigned to the Fleet Unit. Assistant Shop Manager Gayton retired on May 29, 2009.

 

GIBSON

Senior Police Telecommunicator Roland D. Gibson passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018, at the age of 51. He is the brother of Jail Attendant Ingnasiea E. Gibson, assigned to the Jail Division. Senior Police Telecommunicator Gibson joined the Houston Police Department on January 23, 1992. He worked his whole career at the Emergency Communications Division. Services were held February 2 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

 

GOMEZ

Mrs. Sarah Casanova Gomez passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the age of 89. She is the grandmother of Sergeant Enrique F. Carbajal, assigned to the Northeast Division. Services were held January 31 in San Antonio.

 

KIZZEE

Mr. Brandon Jarrell “BJ” Kizzee passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at the age of 27. He is the son of Senior Police Officer Dexter G. Kizzee, assigned to the Vehicular Crimes Division. Services were held February 9 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 

McLAIN

Mr. Ralph Olin McLain passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the age of 92. He is the father-in-law of Sergeant Timothy L. Oxford, assigned to the Office of Technology Services. Services were held February 3 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 

MANGUIA

Mrs. Ramona R. Munguia passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at the age of 91. She is the mother of retired Senior Police Officer Ruben J. Munguia who retired in December 2017 and was last assigned to the Patrol Region 3 Command and grandmother of Police Officer Joshua J. Munguia, assigned to the Inspections Division.

Services were held February 5 with burial in Brookside Memorial Park.

 

ROBERTS

Mrs. Tracey A. Roberts passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at the age of 50. She is the wife of Police Officer John W. Roberts, assigned to the Homicide Division. Services were held February 17 in Sealy.

 

SCHLOSSER

Ms. Denise A. Schlosser passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018, at the age of 59. She is the sister of Sergeant Darren A. Schlosser, assigned to the Auto Theft Division. Services were held February 3.

 

SMITH

Mrs. Annie Louise Smith passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the age of 86. She is the grandmother of Police Officer Brandon L. Smith, assigned to the Narcotics Division. Services were held February 3 in Linden.

 

SOSA

Retired Senior Police Officer Jesus “Jessie” Sosa passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at the age of 51. He is survived by his wife Teresa T. Sosa. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy. He joined the Houston Police Department on January 31, 1994, Academy Class No. 157. During his career with the department, Senior Police Officer Sosa was assigned to the North and Homicide Divisions, retiring on December 30, 2017. Services were held February 20 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 

VALLE

Mr. Mike Valle Sr. passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at the age of 79. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Anthony Valle, assigned to the Gang Division. Services were held February 8 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

 

VASQUEZ

Mrs. Lucy Villarreal Vasquez passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at the age of 89. She is the mother-in-law of Detective Antoinette Vasquez, assigned to the Burglary and Theft Division. Services were held January 31 in Spring.

 

ZIPP

Retired Police Officer Richard W. Zipp passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at the age of 68. He is survived by his wife Nelda Zipp. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He joined the Houston Police Department on August 21, 1972, Academy Class No. 56. During his career with the department, Police Officer Zipp was assigned to the Special Operations, Vice, and North Divisions, retiring on March 6, 1993. Services were held February 3 with burial in Killeen.