Obituaries of HPD Family Members

Tom Kennedy

BREAUX

Mrs. Lillian James Breaux passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the age of 89. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Dudley C. Breaux Jr., assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division, and Senior Police Officer Gregory K. Breaux, assigned to the Major Offenders Division. Services were held May 25 with burial in Paradise South Cemetery.

 

BROSSMAN

Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth K. Brossman passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018, at the age of 89. She is the widow of Retired Police Officer Edmund J. Brossman, who passed away on January 13, 2010. Services were held June 22 with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery.

 

CAMUS

Retired Sergeant Phillip Camus passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Margaret “Peggy” Sheely. Sergeant Phillip Camus joined the Houston Police Department on March 4, 1957, Academy Class No. 16. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Northeast Division, Training Division, Jail Division, Southeast Division and the Special Operations Division until his retirement on February 23, 1985. Services were held July 13.

 

CASTILLE

Mrs. Ethel Viltz Castille passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at the age of 86. She is the mother of retired Senior Police Officer Troy N. Castille who retired on May 20, 2017 and was last assigned to the Narcotics Division. Services were held July 7 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

 

COLLIER

Retired Police Officer Walter Howard Collier passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at the age of 88. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy Reserve. He joined the Houston Police Department on August 8, 1955, Academy Class No. 12. During his career with the department, he was assigned to Patrol Bureau, Vice Division, Traffic Statistical Office, and Special Services Bureau, retiring on September 25, 1979. Services were held May 26 in Montgomery.

 

COOK

Mr. Ethan Paul Cook passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at the age of 21. He is the brother of Probationary Police Officer Adam Hyrun Cook assigned to the Northwest Division. Services were held June 26 with burial in Memorial Oaks Cemetery.

 

CRAWFORD

Mrs. Christina Crawford passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018, at the age of 81. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Charles H. Crawford, Jr., assigned to the Office of Planning. Services were held July 11 with burial in Memorial Oaks Cemetery.

 

DUNCAN

Mr. Herschel Mills Duncan III passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the age of 78. He is the father of Sergeant Andrew B. Duncan, assigned to the Major Offenders Division and of Sergeant Cullen M. Duncan, assigned to the Midwest Division.  Private services were held.

 

ESCALANTE

Mr. Jesus Cruz Escalante passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the age of 81. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Cesar R. Escalante, assigned to the Training Division.

Services were held June 18 with burial in San Jacinto Memorial Park.

 

FALCON

Retired Senior Police Officer and currently active Senior Police Service Officer Jose Luis Falcon, Jr. passed away on Monday, July 02, 2018, at the age of 51. He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Nancy Villanueva. He joined the Houston Police Department on July 21, 1995, Academy Class No. 158. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Westside Division and retiring from Midwest Division on July 16, 2015. He rejoined the department on October 26, 2015 as a Senior Police Service Officer and was assigned to the Westside Division. Services were held July 7.

 

FLORES

Mr. Jimmie R. Flores passed away on Friday, June 29, 2018, at the age of 87. He is the father of Administrative Assistant Cynthia R. Deleon, assigned to the Special Victims Division and grandfather of Police Officer Michael Deleon, assigned to the Southeast Division. He is also the uncle of Sergeant Joe L. Puente, assigned to the Investigative and Support Operations, retired Senior Police Officer Jose A. Rodriguez, assigned to the Burglary and Theft Division and retired Sergeant Louis A. Flores, last assigned to the Northeast Division. Services were held July 3 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 

FOSTER

Mrs. Brenda Marie Foster passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at the age of 78. She is the grandmother of Police Officer Jazmyne E. Sias, assigned to the Downtown Division.

 

FRANCIS

Mr. Paul Rawlins Francis, Sr. passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at the age of 79. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Paul R. Francis, Jr., assigned to the Special Victims Division. Services were held June 8 with burial in Varnado, Louisiana.

 

FREEMAN

Mrs. Shirley Freeman passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018. She is the mother of Senior Police Telecommunicator Teresa D. Johnson, assigned to the Emergency Communications Division.  Services were held July 14 with burial in Fairfield.

 

GAMINO

Mrs. Janie Gamino passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the age of 88. She is the wife of Retired Lieutenant Joseph A. Gamino who retired April 10, 1992 and was last assigned to the Homicide Division. She is also the aunt of Lieutenant Edmund J. Siska, assigned to the Homicide Division. Services were held June 11 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

 

GARZA

Retired Sergeant Jesus R. Garza Sr. passed away on Monday, June 04, 2018, at the age of 71. He is survived by his wife, Maria Garza. He is also a Veteran of the United States Army. Sergeant Jesus R. Garza Sr. joined the Houston Police Department on March 29, 1976, Academy Class #74. During his career with  the department, he was assigned to  the Southeast Division, Jail Division, Employment Services Division, Internal Affairs Division, Major Offenders Division, Organizational Development Command and the Special Investigations Command until his retirement on May 02, 1998. Services were held June 8 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

 

GILES

Mrs. Minnie Giles passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018. She is the grandmother of Sergeant Gregory B. Pennick, assigned to the South Gessner Division. Services were held July 8 with burial in Yoakum.

 

HARTER

Mr. Clarence D. Harter passed away on Friday, June 22, 2018, at the age of 88. He is the father of Administrative Associate Wendy L. Heard, assigned to the Records Division.

Services were held June 28 with burial in Marion, Indiana.

 

HOBSON

Retired Senior Police Officer Jimmy L. Hobson passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018, at the age of 68. He is the brother of retired Sergeant John E. Hobson who retired on May 25, 1990 and was last assigned to the Major Offenders Division. Senior Police Officer Hobson joined the Houston Police Department on June 2, 1969, Academy Class No. 41. During his career he was assigned to the Northwest Division, Employment Services Division and the Vice Division until his retirement on March 24, 2007. Services were held July 23 with burial in Alderbranch, Texas.

 

JACKSON

Mr. Jerry Wayne Jackson passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the age of 81. He is the father of Sergeant Gregory S. Jackson, assigned to the Special Victims Division.

Private services were held.

 

JOHNSON

Police Officer Ryan L. Johnson passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the age of 42. He is survived by his wife, Jamie Johnson. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He joined the Houston Police Department on December 10, 2007, Academy Class No. 196. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Northeast Division, Burglary and Theft Division and North Division. Services were held May 30 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 

KOCIAN

Mrs. Shirley Louise Kocian passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at the age of 74.  She was the sister of Lieutenant George A. Mixon, the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Chief of Police.

 

LAMARK

Mrs. Carmenlita C. Lamark passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the age of 61. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Kevin M. Hunt, assigned to the Special Operations Division. Services were held June 30.

 

LEGAN

Mr. Robert Legan passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018. He is the father of Senior Police Service Officer Tracy A. Justice, assigned to the Airport Division / IAH. Private services were held.

 

LOOFS

Retired Sergeant James F. Loofs, Jr. passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at the age of 81. He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Loofs. He joined the Houston Police Department on September 14, 1959, Academy Class No. 22. During his career with the department, he was assigned to Traffic/Accident Division and Auto Theft Division until his retirement on March 25, 1995. Services were held July 18 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 

MILLER

Retired Police Officer Walton Neal Miller passed away on Friday, June 01, 2018, at the age of 85. He is survived by his wife, Betty Sue Miller. Officer Walton N. Miller joined the Houston Police Department on December 29, 1958, Academy Class No. 20. During his career, he was assigned to the Central Division and Northeast Division until his retirement on March 30, 1990. Services were held June 6 with burial in Brookside Memorial Park.

 

MORTON

Ms. Annette Lisa Morton passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the age of 57. She is preceded in death by her father, retired Police Officer Albert L. Morton who retired on January 31, 1975 and passed away on July 8, 1985.

 

MURDOCK

Retired Police Officer John P. Murdock Jr. passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the age of 76. He is survived by his wife, Lora Sue Murdock. He is preceded in death by his father, retired Detective John P. Murdock Sr. He is also the father of Detective Sergeant Steven R. Murdock, assigned to the Homicide Division and grandfather of Cadet Travis S. Murdock, assigned to the Training Division (Trainee). Officer John P. Murdock Jr. joined the Houston Police Department on October 21, 1963, Academy Class No. 29 and was also a Veteran of the United States Army. During his career he was assigned to the Central Division, Jail Division, Crime Analysis Division, Community Services Division and the Special Operations Division until his retirement on March 21, 1988. Services were held June 2 in Tomball.

 

 

NIXON

Mr. Willie Graham Nixon passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the age of 91. He is the father of Senior Police Service Officer Deborah K. Lee, assigned to the Hobby Airport Division. Services were held June 20 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 

RAMON

Senior Police Officer Norberto N. Ramon passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018, at the age of 56. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Cindy Ramon. He joined the Houston Police Department on August 30, 1993, Academy Class No. 155. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Northeast Division and Traffic Enforcement Division. Services were held June 27 in San Antonio. Burial was in Sam Houston National Cemetery.

 

REED

Mr. Fedies Reed passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at the age of 91. He is preceded in death by his son, Senior Police Officer Donald E. Reed who passed away March 20, 2004 and was last assigned to the Southeast Division. Services were held May 30 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

 

RUSSELL

Mrs. Gloria Jean Russell passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at the age of 70. She is the mother of Police Officer Tony M. Russell, assigned to the Southwest Division and aunt of Police Officer Leevan Lewis, assigned to the South Central Division.

Services were held July 20 with burial in Moraine, Ohio.

 

SHAMBURGER

Mrs. Dorothy Boykin Shamburger passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at the age of 100. She is the mother of Retired Senior Police Officer Barbara G. Turner, last assigned to Special Operations Division, retiring on May 22, 2004. She is also the grandmother of  Senior Police Officer Vanetta L. Hall assigned to Juvenile Division – Missing Persons.

Services were held July 14 in Mobile, Alabama.

 

SPAULDING

Retired Police Officer William Joseph Spaulding Jr. passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at the age of 87. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Spaulding. Officer William Joseph Spaulding Jr, was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He joined the Houston Police Department on March 04, 1957, Academy Class No. 16. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Traffic/Accident Division and North Division until his retirement on March 11, 2000. Services were held June 4.

 

SUTTON

Retired Police Officer Harrell C. Sutton passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the age of 77. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Sutton. Officer Harrell C. Sutton joined the Houston Police Department on June 01, 1971, Academy Class No. 50. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Central Division and Southeast Division until his retirement on March 11, 2000. Private services were held.

 

TABORA

Mr. Eduardo Tabora passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the age of 76. He is the grandfather of Police Officer Kevin J. Tabora, assigned to the Northwest Division and Police Officer Dennis S. Tabora, assigned to the Crime Analysis and Command Center.

Services were held in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

 

TELLES

Mr. Charles Robert Telles passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at the age of 67. He is the father-in-law of Senior Office Assistant Eliza R. Telles, assigned to the Patrol Region 3 Command. Services were held July 2 with burial in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

 

TILGHMAN

Mrs. Eleanor Ann Tilghman passed away on Saturday, June 02, 2018, at the age of 81. She is widow of Sergeant Charles M. Tilghman, who passed away on February 13, 1992.

Private services were held.

 

WHITE

Retired Management Analyst IV Horace L. White passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at the age of 70. He is survived by his wife Vivian O. White. He is also the father of Sergeant Adrian L. White, assigned to the Recruiting Division. Mr. White joined the City of Houston on April 9, 1978 and was also a Veteran of the United States Army. In 2000, he joined the Houston Police Department and was assigned to the Neighborhood Protection Corps until his retirement on May 29, 2007. Services were held June 1 with burial in Houston National Cemtery.