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September 2015 Obituaries

BANFIELD Edison Hamilton Banfield, M.D., 91, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015.  He is the father of Police Officer Edison H. Banfield, who passed away in 1998.  Services were held on Aug. 24 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.   BENASKE Lawrence D. Benaske passed away Sunday, August 9, 2015. He is the father Read More

Irresponsible ‘reporting’ – examples continue to grow without facts

Recent events across the United States have resulted in tense relations between the police and some in the community. The media has added fuel to these fires by being irresponsible and reporting rumors instead of verifying facts, and allowing some stories to “grow legs.” They have created a feeding frenzy against officers across this country. Read More

Force Science Training Conference

The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) strives to provide officers with the best defense possible in response to use of force incidents. Toward that goal, HPOU cosponsored a two-day training conference highlighting research into the the dynamics of human behavior during life-threatening, high-stress, rapidly unfolding force encounters.   Force Science Institute Executive Director, Dr. Bill Read More

Tyler Martin tours NASA

On Aug. 6, the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston rolled out the red carpet to show support for Tyler Martin and pay tribute to his father, fallen Houston Police Officer Richard Martin.   Tyler and his guests were treated to a special VIP tour and behind the scenes access to the space center Read More

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