HPOU President Ray Hunt has appointed Officer David Dedo as the new board member to replace the retiring Terry Wolfe in Position 6. The appointment was effective immediately.
Dedo, a native of Joliet, Illinois, who grew up in Custer Park, Illinois before serving eight years in the U. S. Army (infantry). He was “a professionally paid union firefighter” in Fayetteville, North Carolina, while completing his business degree from Campbell University in Buies Creek in the same state.
His wife was from Houston and “I resigned from being a firefighter so she didn’t have to be away from home,” Dedo explained. He worked for Schlumberger in San Antonio as a designer of cement systems for oil and natural gas wells before coming to Houston in 2009 to join HPD Academy Class No. 205.
In his years with the department he has been assigned to Northeast Patrol, the Northeast Divisional Gant Unit and, currently, to cadet training at the Academy.
In his spare time he enjoys various outdoor activities with his wife and daughter. He has been an HPOU member “since Day 1” and responded to the call to replace Wolfe.