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Pearland Police Officers Association seeing fundraising success for new police memorial garden in honor of city’s fallen officers

Pearland police association leaders believe their May 25 fundraiser will put over the top their drive to construct a $120,000 police memorial. HPOU fully supports the fundraising drive, which Pearland Police Officers Association President John DeSpain said should be declared a complete success with the latest public event, a benefit concert by the Spazmatics at Read More

Fallen Heroes: Officer James Gambill

December 1, 1936 In 1936, with vehicles and gasoline being in short supply during the Great Depression, Houston Police Officers were on occasions referred to as  Short Call Officers.  This term defined them as not doing active patrol, but responding to calls for service as they were reported. On Tuesday morning, December 1, 1936, Officer Read More

Deacon Blue: How to Deal with an IAD Complaint

Officers of all ranks and years of experience get into trouble at times with the Department. When the complaint drops, the IAD machine cranks up, you get put on the conveyer belt and you get pulled through the heat, gears and noise of the beast. When you come out the other side and it’s over, Read More

Obituaries of HPD Family Members

  ANDREWS Mr. Stanley O. Andrews passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the age of 79. He is the husband of Retired Senior Police Officer Mary R. Andrews, last assigned to the Special Operations Division, retiring on December 31, 2008. Services were held May 19 with burial in Earthman Memory Gardens Cemetery.   Read More

Thank You Notes to the HPOU

HPOU, This month has been one full of searching for just the right calf to show in the 2019 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Although I have shown Brahmans for the past few years, I have decided that it would be best to try a different American breed after reviewing  the structure of the classes. Read More

Police Week HPD Award Winners — the Narratives

2018 POLICE WEEK REDUCED NARRATIVES     ROOKIE OF THE YEAR – Officer Pablo Flores Ramirez While in training, Probationary Police Officer Pablo Flores Ramirez responded to a call where a woman stated that her ex-boyfriend was coming to her apartment to kill himself in front of her. As the officers rounded the corner of Read More

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