Obituaries of HPD Family Members

Tom Kennedy

ALANIZ

Eulalia Gonzalez Alaniz passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016.  She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Ismael Rodriguez, assigned to the Air Support Division. Services were held October 21 with burial in Monterrey, Mexico.

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.

Graveside memorial funeral services were held October 8 at the McNutt Funeral Home and Cemetery.

AUTRY

Reverend Dave Autry, Jr. (91), passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016.  He is the father of Customer Service Clerk Shirley Merritt, assigned to the Records Division.  Services were held October 22 with burial in Graham.

BARRON

Mr. Thomas Barron passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016.  He is the father-in-law of Senior Police Officer Jose Suarez, assigned to the Internal Affairs Division. Services were held October 8 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

BATES

Retired Dallas Police Officer Thomas Carl Bates, 73 years old, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016.  He is the father of Senior Police Officer Michael E. Bates, assigned to the Special Operations Division’s Special Response Group.  Mr. Bates was a Veteran of the United States Navy. Services were held in Humble on September 30.

BROOKS

Mr. Denis Brooks passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016.  He is the father of Lieutenant David E. Sauer, assigned to the Auto Dealers Division, and a relative of Police Officer Taylor Peacock, assigned to the North Patrol. Mr. Brooks was a veteran of the United States Army.  He was a twenty-nine year employee of the Valero Houston Refinery. Services were held October 5 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

CIBULSKI

Mrs. Gaynell E. Cibulski passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Raymond A. Cibulski, assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division.

Services were held October 18 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

DALMAS

Mrs. Lucille May Dalmas passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at the age 80. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Scott M. Dalmas, assigned to the Kingwood Division. Services were held October 24 with burial in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania.

 DAVIS

Retired Sergeant Ruben Davis passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.  He was 61.  Ruben joined Police Academy Class No. 67 on November 11, 1974.  He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on March 23, 1983.  He retired while last assigned to the Southwest Division on May 10, 1996.  After retirement he became the leader of Fort Bend Precinct 2 Constable’s Office for two decades.  He is survived by his wife, Sharon.  He was preceded in death by their 36-year-old daughter, Traneka, to cancer on December 31, 2014. Services were held October 29 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens in Pearland.

GRADNEY

Mrs. LouAnna B. Gradney passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016.  She is survived by her devoted husband and friend, Ernest J. Gradney.  She is the mother of Sergeant Flenard J. Bush, Jr. (PD-C) and Sergeant Kathryn LeDet-White, assigned to the Airport/Hobby Division and Police Officer Lester Jarone Bush, assigned to the Downtown Division, and grandmother of Police Trainee, D’Ana M. Bush, assigned to Police Academy Class No. 227. Services were held October 21 with burial in Brookside Memorial Park.

HENDERSON

Mrs. Vergie B. Henderson passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016, at the age of 90. She is the mother of Word Processor Denise K. Henderson, assigned to the Northwest Patrol Division.

Services and burial took place in Bastrop, Louisiana.

HOLLINGSHEAD

Mrs. Elizabeth “Billie” Hollingshead passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016, at the age of 88. She is the widow of Retired Police Officer Thomas J. Hollingshead, who retired on September 15, 1969, and passed away on September 5, 1993. She is also the mother-in-law of Retired Sergeant Sandra Z. Hollingshead, last assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division, retiring on September 13, 2014. Services were held October 18 with burial in Memorial Oaks Cemetery.

 

ISGETT

Mrs. Daisy Isgett passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at the age of 86. She is the mother of Retired Senior Police Officer James M. Isgett, who retired on June 17, 2006.

Services were held September 28 with burial in Klein Memorial Park in Tomball.

KESSLER

Mrs. Roberta Kessler passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016.  She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Robert “Bobby” Kessler, assigned to the Central Patrol Division.

 LINEBERRY

Retired Sergeant Jerry W. Lineberry passed away on Monday, October 17, 2016, at the age of 76. He was preceded in death by his wife Marvice Adelle Lineberry. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He joined the Houston Police Department on September 17, 1962, Academy Class No. 26. During his career with the Houston Police Department Sgt. Lineberry was assigned to the Traffic and Accident Division, Vice Division, Central Patrol Division, North Patrol Division, Southwest Patrol Division, and Westside Patrol Division. Sgt. Lineberry retired on February 25, 2006. Services were held October 22 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

 MOLETT

Senior Jail Attendant Kenneth Molett passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2017. He joined the department on February 3, 1984, and served the department for over 32 years. He is the father of Jail Attendant Desirea Molett.

MORAN

Mary Kathryn Moran, 73, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016. She is the mother of Captain Matthew B. May, Commander of the Gang Division.

MORRISON

Retired Senior Police Officer Daniel Morrison passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016.  He joined Police Academy Class No. 113 on May 16, 1983.  He retired on September 28, 2003, while last assigned to the Westside Division.  He is survived by his wife, Fran Morrison.

Services were held October 7 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

NAVARRO

Mrs. Frances C. Navarro passed away on Monday, October 3, 2016, at the age of 89. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Michael A. Navarro, who entered Phase Down-C on March 3, 2012, while last assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division / SOLO Motorcycle Detail. Services were held October 7 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

 NGUYEN

Mr. Giang Truong Nguyen passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at the age of 32. He is the brother of Probationary Police Officer Huy T. Nguyen, assigned to the Westside Patrol Division; and nephew of Sergeant Dung Thanh Nguyen, assigned to the Emergency Communications Division. Services were held October 15 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

PECK

Retired Senior Police Officer Donna J. Peck passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the age of 61. She joined the Houston Police Department on June 7, 1976 as a Clerk Typist 1 and as a Stenographer 1, assigned to the Narcotics Division. On January 28, 1980, she started as a Cadet in Academy Class No. 90. During her career with the Houston Police Department, Senior Police Officer Peck was assigned to the North Patrol Division, Emergency Communications Division, Juvenile Division, and lastly assigned to the Vice Division. She retired on July 24, 2004. Services were held October 26 with burial in Lexington, South Carolina.

PICCOLO

Mrs. Rose Piccolo passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016.  She is the mother of Retired Senior Police Officer Sam M. Piccolo.  Sam joined Police Academy Class No. 35 on May 1, 1967 and entered PD-A on May 16, 2009.  He is currently at the HEC Center. Services were held September 29 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

SAM

Mrs. Elizabeth Sam passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016.  She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Willie Sam, assigned to the Northeast Division. Services were held September 29 with burial in Paradise South Cemetery in Pearland.

SCHINDLER

Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Ann Schindler passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016, at the age of 80.  She is the mother of Captain Darrell J. Schindler, Commander of the Emergency Communications Division. Services were held October 22 in Hallettsville.

SHUTIC

Erlamay Shutic, 87, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016.  She is the mother of Systems Accountant II Richard Shutic, assigned to the Office of Planning. Services were scheduled for November 10 in Avon, Ohio.

SWEET

Mrs. Alma Frances Sweet passed away on Monday, October 3, 2016, at the age of 80. She is the mother of Lieutenant Ronald P. Sweet, assigned to the Homicide Division; and aunt of Sergeant Frederick E. Groves, assigned to the South Gessner Patrol Division. Services were held October 8 with burial in Paradise Cemetery North in Houston.

WHEELER

Mrs. Rhonda Wheeler passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016, at the age of 65. She is the mother of Police Officer Damian U. Wheeler, assigned to the Auto Theft Division. Services were held October 5 with burial in Brooklyn, New York.

 WHITEHEAD

Mrs. LaJuana Kaye Whitehead passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016, at the age of 57. She is the mother-in-law of Police Officer Timothy S. Snell, assigned to the Vice Division. Services were held October 29 in Archibald, Louisiana. Services were held October 29 with burial in Archibald, Louisiana.