Obituaries

Editorial Staff

BARRIOS

Mrs. Herminia Barrios passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the age of 91. She is the mother of Retired Sergeant Ruben V. Barrios and grandmother of Sergeant Ruben D. Barrios, assigned to the North Division. Services were held March 18 with burial in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

BONDS

Retired Lieutenant Aubry D. Bonds passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife, Mary Bonds. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. He joined the Houston Police Department on October 17, 1960, Academy Class No. 24. Lieutenant Bonds retired on March 5, 1981. Services were held March 15 in San Augustine.

DAVIS

Mrs. Barbara A. Davis passed away on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the age of 78. She is the widow of Retired Police Officer Joe B. Davis, who passed away on February 8, 2009. Services were held March 3 with burial in Perry Cemetery.

ELLIOTT

Mrs. Dorothy Jean Elliott passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2020, at the age of 74. She is the mother of Police Officer William “Bill” Elliott, assigned to the Major Assaults and Family Violence Division.

FLORES

Mr. Guillermo “Willie” Flores passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020, at the age of 73. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Danny Flores, assigned to the Central Division and Senior Police Officer Joe Flores, assigned to the Office of Planning & Data Governance. Services were held March 18.

GANS

Mrs. Doris A. Gans passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020, at the age of 74. She is the mother of Sergeant Franklin D. Gans, Jr., assigned to the Air and Marine Division. Private services were scheduled.

GILSTRAP

Mrs. Luvenia Maria Gilstrap passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at the age of 67. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Katherine L. McElroy, assigned to the Major Offenders Division. Services were held March 19 with burial in Deberry, Texas.

JENSEN

Retired Senior Police Officer David Jensen passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at the age of 66. He joined the Houston Police Department on April 15, 1985, Academy Class No. 128. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the North, Central and Training Divisions. Senior Police Officer Jensen retired on May 20, 2017.

LOPEZ

Mr. Salvador Lopez, Jr. passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at the age of 93. He is the grandfather of Evidence Technician Leslie L. Gamez, assigned to the Office of Technology Services. Services were held March 14 with burial in Laredo.

LOWRY

Mrs. Carmen Anne Lowry Broussard passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020, at the age of 75. She is the wife of retired Police Officer Gayle D. Broussard who was last assigned to the Northwest Division until his retirement on January 1, 2000.

MARTINEZ

Retired Chief Criminalist Pedro Paul Martinez passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Martinez. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy. He joined the Houston Police Department on October 12, 1961. Throughout his career with the department, he was assigned to the Identification Division. Chief Criminalist Martinez retired on March 2, 1985. Services were held March 5 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

McDONALD

Retired Sergeant Michael B. McDonald passed away on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the age of 70. His wife, Retired Sergeant Katherine A. McDonald, who retired on January 29, 2005, survives him. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. He joined the Houston Police Department on January 21, 1974, Academy Class No. 63. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Northwest, Central, Westside, and Robbery Divisions. Sergeant Michael B. McDonald retired on December 18, 2004. Services were held March 4 in Tomball.

McMILLAN, FRANK

Retired Detective Frank N. McMillan passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020, at the age of 87. He was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He joined the Houston Police Department on September 17, 1962, Academy Class No. 26. During his career with the department he was assigned to the Patrol Division, Robbery Division, Career Offenders Detail, and the Homicide Division. Detective McMillan retired on March 17, 1983.

McMILLAN, KELLY

Mr. Kelly M. McMillan passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at the age of 59. He is the father of Police Officer Cody M. Scott, assigned to the Airport IAH Division / K9 Explosive Detection. Services were held February 29 with burial in Wetumka, Oklahoma.

MUSE

Mrs. Verna L. Muse passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at the age of 79. She is the mother of retired Senior Police Officer Keith U. Muse who was last assigned to the North Division until his retirement on April 9, 2016. Services were held March 21 with burial in Brookshire.

PARKER

Mr. Reginald L. Parker passed away on Monday, March 2, 2020, at the age of 60. He is the brother of Senior Police Officer Garry Parker, assigned to the Southeast Division. Services were held March 28.

PHILSON

Mr. Charles Philson passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020, at the age of 61. He is the brother of Senior Police Officer Kimberly King, assigned to the Narcotics Division.

REED

Mr. Johnny E. Reed, III passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at the age of 50. He is the brother of Police Officer Jonathan X. Reed; and brother-in-law of Police Officer Zekelia J. Reed, both assigned to the Northeast Division. Services were held March 21 with burial in Tyler.

ROGERS

Mr. Larry T. Rogers passed away on Monday, February 24, 2020, at the age of 64. He is the father of Police Officer Adrian T. Rogers, assigned to the Eastside Division. Services were held February 29 with burial in First Mission Baptist Church Cemetery.

SMILEY

Mr. Alton W. Smiley passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at the age of 65. He is the brother of Senior Police Service Officer Felicia M. Mitchell, assigned to the Airport IAH Division. Services were held March 20 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens in Pearland.

THOMAS

Retired Senior Police Officer Robert Lewis Thomas Jr. passed away on Monday, February 24, 2020, at the age of 53. Senior Police Officer Robert L. Thomas Jr. joined the Houston Police Department on June 11, 1990, Academy Class No. 140. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Northeast, Southwest and Vice Divisions until his retirement on February 23, 2019. Services were held March 7 with burial in Paradise Cemetery North.

VENTO

Mr. Michael Anthony Vento passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at the age of 60. He is the son of Retired Police Officer Anthony C. Vento, who retired on March 27, 1999. Services were held March 13.

VU

Mr. Hai K. Vu passed away on Monday, March 2, 2020, at the age of 67. He is the father of Sergeant Peter Vu, assigned to the Major Offenders Division. Services were held March 7 with burial in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.

WICK

Retired Senior Police Officer Michael E. Wick passed away on Monday, March 2, 2020, at the age of 71. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy. He joined the Houston Police Department on May 29, 1984, Academy Class No. 121. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Central, Traffic/Accident, Traffic Enforcement, Vehicular Crimes, and Jail Divisions. Senior Police Officer Wick retired on March 31, 2012.