Badge & Gun

HPOU PAC Votes To support Turner For Mayor

Houston city elections will take place in seven months for the mayor and council races.  The HPOU Political Action Committee (PAC) has met twice this year and made endorsements in many of the races. Mayor Parker is term-limited and Houston will have a new mayor in January 2016. Several candidates are seeking to succeed her. Read More

Thank You Notes

HPOU, Thank you all for the beautiful plant that was sent to my husband’s service. It is so comforting to know that my family has such great support from y’all at such a hard time. Thank you all again – everything was beautiful. Love, The Smith Family Sharon, John, Peri & Chris Dear Houston Police Read More


Aguirre Norma I. Aguirre passed away Friday, February 13, 2015.  She is the wife of Sergeant Frank C. Aguirre, assigned to the Eastside Division. Services were held Feb. 8 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale. Beltran Gabino P. Beltran Sr. passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015.  He is the husband of Senior Office Assistant Susan Read More

Psych Services: HPD names Dr. Stephen Tate head of Psych Services

Dr. Stephen Tate took the reins at Psychological Services following the retirement of Dr. Verdi Lethermon. Our new police administrator is a former minister, the recipient of a doctorate in psychology from Wheaton College Graduate School and a father of five. Dr. Tate brings to Psychological Services a fresh perspective on accomplishing our mission—providing the Read More

Fallen Heroes: Officer George Edwards

George Dewey Edwards was born near the small East Texas town of Rusk on April 25, 1899. His actual home place was around the community of Sardis, where his parents and other extended families all lived and farmed. George attended school there and when World War I broke out, he served his country honorably in Read More

Pulling the Trigger in Real Life

We should applaud our brother and sister officers of the Missouri City Police Department for taking the time and money to put Quanell X through shoot-don’t-shoot training. News reports quoted Mr. X as saying that the exercise opened his eyes about how fast shootings happen and how fast officers must make life and death decisions. Read More

Juvenile Officer Lloyd Anderson opens ambitious computer-based Apartment coalition designed to better educate low-income families

An HPD officer who founded 713 Ministries has returned to his childhood stomping ground to partner with community crusaders to sponsor a computer lab and organized sports, fine arts and field trips aimed at better educating low-income adults and children. and 1st through 6th grade Books (PDF), phonemic awareness videos, sight words and much more. The aforementioned can Read More

Robbery Division’s Pineda is Investigator of the Month

Officer Horacio Pineda of the Robbery Division was named Investigator of the Month in the HPOU’s February general membership meeting. Officer Horacio Pineda of the Robbery Division was named Investigator of the Month in the HPOU’s February general membership meeting. Pineda was nominated by his lieutenant, Ernest Garcia “to recognize Officer Pineda for his outstanding Read More

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