Patrol Officers D. C. Teed and J. A. Chase were honored as Patrol Officers of the Month in the HPOU’s December general membership meeting for their teamwork leadership in tracking down two home invasion suspects.
The case began Sept. 3 when two armed suspects entered a home in the 1200 block of Durham and took several thousand dollars, some personal items and a vehicle from the complainant. The officers determined that the suspects were still in the area and alerted officers from Central Patrol, North Patrol and the K-9 unit and they joined in the search.
Officer Teed used information from a reliable witness and located the stolen vehicle, finding it unoccupied. Meanwhile, another citizen notified Officer Chase that the suspect was in a backyard near the stolen car. Chase took the suspect into custody without incident, according to the report filed under the direction of Sgt. G. R. Henson.
Officer Teed then got the complainant to identify the suspect. The HPD Robbery Division took over the case, which also involved the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, who worked together to arrest the second suspect.
Their investigation found that these two individuals had committed two other robberies in this same time period, including one that resulted in gunshot wounds to a victim.
Sgt. Henson praised the teamwork between city and county officers and was particularly laudatory toward Officers Teed and Chase. “These officers’ efforts brought great credit upon HPD Central Division Shift I, North Patrol Division, Houston Police K-9 Detail, the Robbery Division, Harris County Violent Crimes Division and themselves,” Henson said.
Henson said Teed and Chase “are an example of the caliber of service that the citizens of Houston should expect from our officers.”