October 2019

In this issue:

The HPOU PAC endorses…

Tom Kennedy, Editor

This is a Houston city election year, the time for HPOU members and their families to rally support for the candidates who have the interests of the Houston Police Department and its officers at the top of their priority list. True to form, the HPOU Political Action Committee has been regularly screening candidates for mayor, Read More Read more

Officer Jeter Young Killed in Accident Returning from ‘Short Call’ Assignment

Nelson Zoch, Contributor

EOW: June 19, 1921 On Sunday afternoon, June 19, 1921, Officers Jeter Young and Wilbur E. Scearce were assigned to run a “short call” out on Washington Avenue. After completing this assignment, they were en route back to the main police station on Caroline with Officer Scearce driving. As their car entered the intersection of Read More Read more

Obituaries of HPD Family Members

Editorial Staff

ALLEN Retired Sergeant Waymon O. Allen, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at the age of 67. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn “Kari” Allen. He joined the Houston Police Department on November 11, 1974, Academy Class No. 67. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Northeast, Air Read More Read more

HPOU Patrol Officer of the Month honor presented to Officer Nathaniel Alvarado

Editorial Staff

The Houston Police Officers’ Union presented Officer Nathaniel Alvarado with Patrol Officer of the Month honors in the September general membership meeting. On March 19 Officer Alvarado was dispatched to a shooting in progress in the 3400 block of Hardy, the location of the Houston Can Academy, a charter school that helps high-risk students. The Read More Read more

Detective Garza’s work taking rapist off the street earns him Investigator of the Month recognition

Editorial Staff

The HPOU singled out Detective Jose Garza of the Special Victims Division, Adult Sex Crimes Unit as its Investigator of the Month in the September general membership meeting.Division Sgt. Charles Stavinoha nominated Garza and detailed the detective’s investigative expertise. He said Garza’s investigation of a sexual assault and serial window peeping suspect resulted taking a Read More Read more

With gratitude, from our members…

Editorial Staff

Thank you so much for sending the plant for my brother Charles E. James’ funeral last week.  Your thoughtfulness means a great deal! Sincerely, Denise Smith, Sergeant Dear Houston Police Officers’ Union, Thank you so much for your prayers and beautiful flowers. In Christ, The Family of Cindy Hurt Dear Houston Police Officers’ Union, We Read More Read more

Save the Date! 3rd Annual ATO Heroes’ Gala – March 28, 2020

Editorial Staff

Get ready to dance, have fun and honor the heroes in the Houston Police Department. It’s time to mark your calendars for the third annual Assist the Officer Heroes’ Gala, set for Saturday, March 28. Assist the Officer is excited to announce, the venue is changing to accommodate more guests since the Gala keeps selling Read More Read more

HPOU Family Picnic tickets are in high demand but The supply is UNLIMITED! Remember, they are FREE

Tom Kennedy, Editor

Usually when there’s a big football game or a super big event involving a celebrity singer and his guitar the tickets are hard to come by, even from scalpers. Then you hear that the scalpers’ prices have gone through the sky. Well, the demand for the tickets to this year’s HPOU Family Picnic, the Union’s Read More Read more

ATO’s first golf tourney a huge success!

Editorial Staff

Assist the Officer’s first-ever golf tournament was a rousing success despite the fact it was held on Friday the 13th! The Tour 18 located on Farm Road 1960 in Humble drew a sold-out slate of 144 players (36 teams), every one of them dedicated to helping ATO raise funds for officers in need due to serious Read More Read more

Paws and Patrol – More doggies looking for their furever home!

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Sign up for the Blue Knights TX VII LEMC Memorial Challenge Ride

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An Easy Guide to Clearer Thinking

Dr. Lisa Garmezy

The inner critic is a beast. Negative thoughts sabotage our happiness: “I’m terrible at this;” “I’m a lousy friend,” or, “I’m sooo fat.” Officers are quick to spot weakness—especially in themselves. Many of us, cops and civilians, choose to tell ourselves exactly what we would say if we were trying to upset ourselves. Why not Read More Read more

Congressman Crenshaw guest of honor at this year’s 9/11 run

Editorial Staff

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, Houston hosted the Travis Manion 9/11 Heroes Run at Houston City Hall. This is a national event honoring the victims of 9/11 and the wars since, and this was the ninth year that Houston was honored to host this great venue. Once again, Houston had one of the largest races Read More Read more

Detectives Nabors both fulfilling lifelong dream of solving homicide puzzles, running in the bad guys

Tom Kennedy, Editor

One needs no clues, for there is no puzzling mystery to this case. The facts are that Bart Nabors fulfilled his childhood goal of “catching the bad guys” and his son Dylan picked up on his dad’s life’s calling and followed his lead. And so, today, HPD Homicide Division has two detectives Nabors, the father Read More Read more

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