Badge & Gun

Crowder and Linton named HPOU Patrol Officers of the Month

The Union awarded Patrol Officers of the Month honors to Officers Zachary Crowder and Adam Linton in the October general membership meeting. The two officers were conducting surveillance in an apartment complex on the northeast side as part of their duties with Northeast TACT. They observed a male walking through the complex carrying a pistol Read More


The Houston Police Burial Fund will have its annual meeting on Thursday January 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 607 E. Whitney, Houston, Texas. All members of the Burial Fund are invited to attend. Board of Trustee positions 4, 5, and 6 will be elected at this meeting. Read More

Suicide Rate Up: HPD forms Peer Support Unit

The suicide rate at HPD is sadly over and above the line of duty death rate – maybe even double. The Department has created the Peer Support Unit of chaplain/officers and here is how HPD is treating the situation. As one of the chaplains put it, these fellow officers want to be there to serve Read More

Obituaries of HPD Family Members

  ACEVEDO-AGUILAR Mr. Jose P. Acevedo-Aguilar passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at the age of 86. He is the father of Sergeant Samuel Acevedo, assigned to the Narcotics Division, and Senior Office Assistant Rosalie A. Flores, assigned to the Airport Division – IAH. He is also the grandfather of Sergeant Jennifer R. Saldana, Read More

Fallen Heroes: Officer Guy Gaddis

January 31, 1994 Guy Patrick Gaddis was born on March 21, 1969 in Houston, Texas. He attended public schools in Pearland, graduating from Pearland High School in 1987. He served his country honorably in the United States Army and returned to the Houston area after his discharge. He joined the Houston Police Department in Police Read More

The HPOU PAC endorses . . .

Texas State Offices Gov. Greg Abbott (R) Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) Supreme Court Justice Jeff Brown (R) Sen. John Whitmire (D) Dist. 15 Sen. Joan Huffman (R) Dist. 17 Sen. Jose Menendez (D) San Antonio Dist. 26 Sen. Juan Hinojosa (D) McAllen Dist. 20 Angela Paxton (R) Senate Dist. Read More

Editorials: New events and recognitions

Another worthy first for HPOU members: Coptoberfest! COPTOBERFEST WAS DESIGNED FOR TWO PURPOSES: FUN AND FUNDRAISING. For the first time in history the back parking lot of the Houston Police Officers Union was converted to a beer garden for the HPOU Coptoberfest. It happened all day Saturday, Oct. 6. The celebrative party was designed to Read More

Sergeants Chris Andersen and David Helms Receive the Award of a Lifetime!

Houston has long been known as the armored truck robbery capital of the world!  The criminals who commit these brazen acts are generally more violent and sophisticated than your “typical robbery crew” often evolving and developing a rarely observed level of operational maturity not seen in the world of serial commercial business robberies; the motivation Read More

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