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At last we see Justice done for Officer Elston Howard

ON THE CHILLY NIGHT OF JAN. 30 IN HUNTSVILLE’S DEATH HOUSE Houstonians and members of the Houston Police Department saw justice done. Robert Mitchell Jennings paid the ultimate price for killing HPD Officer Elston Howard in cold blood during the aggravated robbery of a pornographic bookstore on July 19, 1988. Officer Howard, a vice officer, Read More

Fiery Crash Victim: Mayor and City, Chief and officers continue prayers for Officer John Daily In his surgery-intensive recovery period in wake of drunk driver accident

Officer John Daily was expected to undergo regular operations “for the next several months” in the wake of a fiery Christmas Eve collision with a suspected drunk driver on Telephone Road, his twin brother, Officer Michael Daily, told the Badge & Gun.   “We appreciate the continued prayers,” Michael Daily said, speaking for his family. Read More

Special Reprint: Gunmen drop 8 in 11 months

Editor’s Note: this is a reprint of an article that appeared on Nov. 23, 1969 in The Houston Post in November 1969. Ironically, two days after this article about violence against HPD officers appeared, Officer Kenneth Moody was shot to death in a line-of-duty death case. This reprint well illustrates the fact that HPD officers Read More

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