Mrs. Catalina Bertrand passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the age of 84. She is the mother of Senior Police Service Officer Nancy Bertrand, assigned to the Criminal Investigations Command / Crime Stoppers Detail.
Services were held November 7 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale
Retired Police Officer Judson B. Burns passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the age of 80. Officer Burns began his law enforcement career on September 8, 1958, Class No. 19. Serving for over 40 years, Officer Burns was assigned to the Central Division, Jail Division, Northwest Division and the Emergency Communication Division until his retirement on September 2, 2000.
Mr. Jay Carlton Burrell passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at the age of 76. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Steven L. Burrell, assigned to the Downtown Division. Private services were held in Ocala, Florida.rida
Mrs. Hai Phi Nguyen-La passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at the age of 95. She is the mother of Retired Senior Police Officer Sonny N. La, last assigned to the Employee Services Division, retiring on June 24, 2011.
Services were held November 1 with burial in Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster.
Ms. Judith Elaine Moore passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017 at the age of 65. She is the sister of Systems Support Analyst I Brian Thompson, assigned to the Office of Technology Services. Services were held October 28.
Retired Senior Police Officer Richard C. Rucker passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann Ruth Rucker. He joined the Houston Police Department on November 12, 1963, Academy Class No. 29. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Central Division and the Northwest Division. Senior Police Officer Rucker retired on January 4, 2003. Services were held November 6 with burial in Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery.
Mrs. Susan Sias passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017. She is the mother of Police Officer Jazmyne E. Sias, assigned to the Downtown Division. Services were held November 4.
Mr. David Charles Vaughan passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the age of 80. He is the father of Sergeant John W. Vaughan, assigned to the North Division and father-in-law of Senior Police Telecommunicator Karla Vaughan, assigned to the Emergency Communications Division.
Retired Senior Police Officer and current Forensic Photographer Lance W. White passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017, at the age of 68. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie C. White. He joined the Houston Police Department on February 2, 1970, Academy Class No. 43. During his career as a police officer he was assigned to the Special Operations and Southeast Divisions. Senior Police Officer White retired on September 24, 2005. He came back to work for the department on March 22, 2006 as a Forensic Photographer. He was then assigned to the Identification Division and the Office of Public Affairs. He is the father-in-law of Sergeant Brett A. Cross, assigned to the Burglary and Theft Division.
Services were held November 3.