Obituaries of HPD Family Members

Tom Kennedy

ALLBRITTON

Retired Police Officer Alvin L. Allbritton passed away on Monday, September 19, 2016. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He joined Police Academy Class No. 16 on March 4, 1957, and retired on January 30, 1981.  He is survived by his wife, Carrie Allbritton.

BELL

Mr. Pinkston L. Bell Jr. passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at the age of 79. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Keith P. Bell, assigned to the South Gessner Division. Services were held August 25 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

CAYTON

Mr. Thomas Edward Cayton passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. He is the grandfather of Senior Police Officer Christopher M. Cayton, assigned to the Narcotics Division. Graveside services were held September 7 in Forest Park Lawndale.

FLORA

Mr. Charles R. Flora passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at the age of 57. He is the father of Police Officer Charles W. Flora, assigned to the Westside Patrol Division / DGU.

Services were held August 30 with burial in Indianapolis, Indiana.

HOLIDAY

Retired Lieutenant Edward Holiday passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016, at the age of 87. He joined the Houston Police Department on September 25, 1950. He retired on July 10, 1980, while assigned to the Jail Division.  Services were held September 10 with burial in Grand View Memorial Park/Bethany Cemetery in Pasadena.

JULIUS

Mrs. Mary Julius passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. She is the mother-in-law of Police Officer Cody M. Scott, assigned to the Airport Division – IAH / Explosives Detection Canine Unit. Services were held September 10 with burial in Klein Memorial Park in Tomball.

LINSCOMB –DAVIS

Carla Linscomb-Davis passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016.  She is the sister of Senior Office Assistant Dora Linscomb, assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division and cousin to Senior Police Officer Steven Linscomb, assigned to the Major Offenders Division. Private services were held.

MARTINEZ

Mrs. Rita C. Martinez passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016, at the age of 94. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Ernest M. Mireles, assigned to the Airport Division – IAH; and grandmother of Police Officer Robert F. Garcia, assigned to the Crime Analysis and Command Center. Services were held September 19 with burial in Forest Park Westheimer.

McWILLIAMS

Retired Lieutenant Donald J. McWilliams passed away on Monday, September 19, 2016, at the age of 80. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Eleonor McWilliams. He joined the Houston Police Department on September 16, 1957, Academy Class No. 17. During his career with the Houston Police Department, Lieutenant McWilliams was assigned to the Traffic and Accident Division, Burglary and Theft Division, Internal Affairs Division, and Robbery Division, retiring on February 11, 1995. Services were held September 26 in Huntsville.

RAMIREZ

Mrs. Ophelia Ramirez passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2016.  She is the mother of Retired Senior Police Officer Michael Ramirez, who retired while last assigned to the Airport/IAH Division.   Services were held September 20 with burial in Brookside Cemetery.

SOLIS

Retired Senior Police Officer Samuel Solis, Jr. passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016, at the age of 65. He is survived by his wife of 38 years Judith Solis. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. Senior Police Officer Solis started his law enforcement career with the University of Texas Police Department. He joined the Houston Police Department on October 3, 1983, Academy Class No. 116. During his career with the Houston Police Department, Senior Police Officer Solis was assigned to the Central Patrol Division, South Central Patrol Division, Traffic Enforcement Division, and Air Support Division. He retired on December 7, 2013. Services were held September 9 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

SORGE

Mr. Charles Allen Sorge passed away.  He is the father of Sergeant Stephen Sorge assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Sorge.

Funeral services were held September 7 with burial in Tyler.

WEST

Charter Member of the Pearland EMS, Kathleen Mary West, 82, passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016.  She is the mother of Sr. Police Officer Larry West (PD-A), who was last assigned to the Narcotics Division.  Services were held September 8 with burial in Pearland.

WRIGHT

Retired Senior Police Officer Sheryl L. Wright passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2016, at the age of 63. She joined the Houston Police Department as a Fingerprint Classification One Officer on November 14, 1977. She was classified as a Police Officer on January 5, 1985. During her career with the Houston Police Department, Senior Police Officer Wright was assigned to the Identification Division, Westside Division, Emergency Communications Division, Juvenile Division, and Robbery Division. She retired on January 29, 2005. She returned to work for the Houston Police Department on January 25, 2010, as an Administrative Coordinator at the Employee Services Division, until June 9, 2011. Services were held September 24.

ZERINGUE

Retired Police Officer Wallace Joseph Zeringue, Jr. passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016, at the age of 90. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He joined the Houston Police Department on October 17, 1960, Academy Class No. 24. He retired on March 20, 1981. Police Officer Zeringue is the father of Retired Radio Operator 3 Mark G. Zeringue, who retired on September 16, 1995. After retirement, Mark G. Zeringue served as Director of Information Services for the Technology Services Command until September 10, 1997. Private services were held.