Badge & Gun

Narratives for Each of the Police Week Honorees

Here is the complete script recognizing each of the honorees at the HPD Police Week awards luncheon. 2ND LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – SERGEANT CHARLES JOHNSON Sergeant Charles Johnson has served the citizens of Houston for 30 years, joining Cadet Class 129 in 1985.  After being selected to be a Bomb Squad Technician in 1992, he Read More

Fredericksen and Barnes named Investigators of Month

The Union presented its Investigator of the Month honors to two officers in the Special Victims Division in the May general membership meeting. Lt. Jacinda Gunter presented the honor and recapped the case successfully processed by Senior Police Officers Kimberly Fredericksen and John Barnes. Lt. Gunter gave the following account: Fredericksen, who works as a Read More

Thank You Notes to HPOU

Michael Mitchell Texas Police Trust Houston TX 77007 Dear Mr. Mitchell, I am writing to say thank you for being my Calf Scramble donor from Houston Livestock and Rodeo 2015. I appreciate your generosity and for the opportunity to raise a calf. Without the donation from the Texas Police Trust I would not have had Read More

May 2015 Obituaries

King Former Public Information Officer Alfred Thomas “Fred” King III passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015.  He joined the department on December 28, 1994, and served until April 14, 2000.  He is survived by his wife, Jo King; son, Tom King; daughter Sarah Farmer; and stepsons, Jeffrey Parker and Joel Parker.  He was preceded Read More

Fallen Heroes: Officer Richard Calhoun

October 10, 1975 Richard Howard Calhoun was born on Aug. 4, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York. His father being a career U. S. Navy man, Richard and his siblings traveled extensively in his   early years. Where are They Now? An extensive investigation ensued into this individual’s possible involvement with the escapees. Eventually, four other individuals Read More

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