Obituaries of HPD Family Members

Tom Kennedy

 

 

ARCENEAUX

Mr. Albert “MeMe” Clarence Arceneaux passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. He is the brother of Senior Police Officer Janette L. Arceneaux, assigned to the Office of Public Affairs. Services were held April 12 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

 

BURNS

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. Services were held April 14 at the Houston Police Officers Memorial.

 COLOGIE

Mrs. Carolyn Joann Cologie passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018, at the age of 75. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Catherine S. Chapman, assigned to the TAP Unit. jServices were held March 26 in South Lyon, Michigan.

DANIEL

Retired Police Officer and Technical Hardware Analyst Joel Daniel, Jr. Passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the age of 76. He is survived by his wife Judith L. Daniel. He started his Law Enforcement career with the Jacinto City, Magnolia, and Jersey Village Police Departments. He joined the Houston Police Department on May 20, 1963, Academy Class No. 28. During his career with the Houston Police Department he was assigned to the Fleet Unit, the Central, Jail, and Northwest Divisions. Police Officer Daniel retired on March 26, 1988. He came back to work for the department on November 12, 1991 as a Technical Hardware Analyst, assigned to the Office of Technology Services, retiring on January 1, 2002.

 

DANIELS

Mrs. Rita Pearl Daniels passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the age of 60. She is the mother of Police Officer Jennifer M. Simpson, assigned to the Southwest Division. Services were held April 21 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

 

DESOMEAUX

Mrs. Greta Faye Desormeaux passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018, at the age of 79. She is the mother of Senior Office Assistant Rhonda K. Hickman, assigned to the Eastside Division. Services were held April 7 in Lake Charles.

 

DOMINGUEZ

Mrs. Carmen Dominguez Puente passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018, at the age of 94. She is the mother of Sergeant Joe L. Puente, assigned to the Investigative and Support Operations and the aunt of Administrative Assistant Cynthia R. Deleon, assigned to the Special Victims Division. Services were held April 13 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

ESCOBAR

Mr. Joseph Alexander Escobar passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2018, at the age of 59. He is the brother of Senior Offset Press Operator Charles R. Escobar, assigned to the Office of Planning. Services were held April 5 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

GUTIERREZ

Ms. Natalie Nichole Gutierrez passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at the age of 35. She is the step-daughter of Senior Police Officer Ciro Olivares, Jr., Assigned to the Narcotics Division. Services were held April 12 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

HIMES

Mr. Felton Himes, Sr. passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018. He is the father-in-law of Police Officer Kollean O. Himes, assigned to the Special Victims Division. Services were held April 14 with burial in Paradise North Cemetery.

HOPKINS

Retired Police Officer Edward J. Hopkins passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the age of 88. He is survived by his wife Violet Hopkins. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He joined the Houston Police Department on May 20, 1963, Academy Class No. 28. During his career with the department, Police Officer Hopkins was assigned to the Traffic and Accident, Property, Central, and South Central Divisions, retiring on February 15, 1990. Services were held April 16 with burial in Oakhurst, Texas.

JOHNSON

Mr. Darnell Johnson Jr. passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018, at the age of 80. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Darlene D. Johnson, assigned to the Burglary and Theft Division. Services were held March 30 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

MARTIN

Mr. Michael Brian Martin passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018, at the age of 54. He is the brother of Sergeant Jodie L. Crawford, assigned to the Central Division; and brother-in-law of Senior Police Officer Gary L. Crawford, assigned to the Tactical Operations Division. Services were held March 31.

MARTINEZ

Mrs. Maria M. Martinez passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018, at the age of 73. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Jorge Martinez, assigned to the Vice Division.

 MOSLEY

Mrs. Judith “Judi” Marie Mosley passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at the age of 74. She is the mother-in-law of Sergeant Gary L. Bender, assigned to the Major Offenders Division. Services were held April 17 with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Groves.

PHILLIPS

Mrs. Helena C. Phillips passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018, at the age of 93. She is preceded in death by her husband, retired Police Officer Harvey L. Phillips who passed away on October 15, 1973. Services were held April 7 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

VELA

Mr. Mario A. Vela passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the age of 79. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Luis G. Vela, assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division. Services were held April 18 with burial in Fort Bliss National Cemetery.