Obituaries of HPD Family Members

Tom Kennedy

 

 

 

BARNES

Mr. Melvin Wayne Barnes, Sr. passed away on Friday, February 8, 2019, at the age of 90. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Darrell D. Barnes, who is currently on Phase Down C. Services were held February 16 with burial in Hockley.

 

BOTELLO

Mrs. Maria Yolanda Botello passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at the age of 64. She is the mother of Probationary Police Officer Roberto J. Botello, assigned to the Southeast Division. Services were held February 6.

 

BURNETT

Tammy Martinez Burnett passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at the age of 59. She is the mother of Police Officer Frank Burnett, assigned to the Special Operations Division–Mounted Patrol. She is the sister of Retired Senior Police Officer Frank Martinez, last assigned to the Homicide Division, retiring on April 28, 2018. She is also the sister of Retired Senior Police Officer David Martinez, last assigned to the Auto Theft Division, retiring on May 7, 2016. She is the sister-in-law of Retired Lieutenant Leslie Martinez, last assigned to the Narcotics Division, retiring on July 4, 2015. She is the aunt of Police Officer Zachary Martinez, assigned to the Northeast Division and Police Officer David Martinez, assigned to the South Central Division. Services were held February 1.

 

CAMBRIC

Ellen Kay Cambric passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019, at the age of 65. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Robert Cambric, assigned to the Risk Management Division. Services were held February 10.

 

CAVANAUGH

Mrs. Gloria Cavanaugh passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2019, at the age of 59. She is the sister of Senior Police Officer David Guillen, assigned to the Criminal Intelligence Division. Services were held February 15 with burial in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

 

EDIE

Mr. Gregory Allen Edie passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019, at the age of 64. He is the father of Police Officer Kenneth M. Edie, assigned to the Robbery Division. Services were held February 19.

 

GILBERT

Vivian Ann Gilbert passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at the age of 74. She is the mother of Police Officer Rebecca Skillern, assigned to the Mental Health Division.

 

LOOFS

Mrs. Sandra Gail Loofs passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019, at the age of 71. She is the wife of retired Sergeant John W. Loofs who was last assigned to the South Central Division until his retirement on November 9, 2013 and sister-in-law to retired Sergeant James F. Loofs Jr., who passed away on July 12, 2018. Services were held February 20.

 

LYNN

Retired Police Officer James H. Lynn passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019, at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife, Maria M. Lynn. Officer Lynn joined the Houston Police Department on May 6, 1968, Academy Class No. 38 and was also a Veteran of the United States Air Force. Throughout his whole career, he was assigned to the Traffic and Accident Division until his retirement on February 15, 2003. Services were held February 12 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 

MEEKINS

Mr. Dan Meekins Sr. passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at the age of 81. He is the father of Retired Senior Police Officer Cheryl Fisk, last assigned to the Midwest Division, retiring on April 22, 2017. Services were January 26 with burial in Pearland.

 

PEACOCK

Mrs. Mabel L. Peacock passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019, at the age of 88. She is preceded in death by her husband, Retired Police Officer James W. Peacock, who passed away on August 5, 1998. Services were held January 25 with burial in Centerville.

 

ROYAL

Retired Senior Police Officer Annettia V. Royal passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at the age of 62. She joined the Houston Police Department on December 14, 1981, Academy Class #102. During her career with the department, she was assigned to the Central and South Central Divisions. Senior Police Officer Royal retired on October 21, 2003.

 

TAYLOR

Ms. Elaine V. Taylor passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at the age of 65. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Devin P. Farrell, assigned to the Cyber and Financial Crimes Division. Services were held February 2.

 

TIPTON

Retired Police Officer James E. Tipton passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at the age of 88. He was preceded in death by his wife Lenora Tipton. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He joined the Houston Police Department on April 28, 1958, Academy Class #18. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Central and Traffic and Accident Divisions, retiring on March 2, 1992. Services were held February 23 with burial in Katy Magnolia Cemetery.

 

 WIGGINS

Mr. Earnest J. “Buddy” Wiggins passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at the age of 69. He is the father of Sergeant Earnest H. Wiggins, assigned to the Clear Lake Division. Services were held February 11 with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.