Obituaries of HPD Family Members

Tom Kennedy

AUTHIER

Mr. Arthur W. Authier passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at the age of 86. He is the father of Retired Senior Police Officer Stephen W. Authier, who retired on July 19, 2014, out of the Southeast Division. Services were held November 3 with burial in Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.

BARRETT

Retired Police Officer Beryl Clyde Barrett passed away on Friday, November 4, 2016, at the age of 83. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He joined the Houston Police Department on December 29, 1958, Academy Class No. 20. During his career with the Houston Police Department he was assigned to the Jail Division and the Fleet Unit. Police Officer Barrett retired on March 31, 1989. He is survived by his wife, Carol Sue Barrett. Services were held November 10.

BEARDEN

Mrs. Helen Goodwin Bearden Alexander passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. She is the mother of Office Service Manager Carrie L. Oliver, assigned to the Records Division. Services were held October 29 in Plantersville, Alabama.

CARROLL

Retiree Sergeant Frederick Carroll passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016.  Fred joined Police Academy Class No. 67 on November 11, 1974.  He retired in 2004 while last assigned to the Homicide Division.  He is survived by his wife Marietta E. Carroll.  He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Services were held November 12 with burial in Forest Park East in Webster.

CAVAZOS

Retired Senior Police Officer Abel R. Cavazos, Jr. passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the age of 68. He joined the Houston Police Department on March 31, 1975, Academy Class No. 69. During his career with the Houston Police Department he was assigned to the Central Division, Training Division, Employee Services Division, Burglary & Theft Division, Tactical Operations Division, Robbery Division, Support Services Command, Forensic Services Command, and Marshal Division. Senior Police Officer Cavazos retired on January 12, 2008. He is survived by his wife Maria R. Cavazos. Services were held November 23 with burial in San Antonio.

GRANADOS

Sarah Saldana Granados, 50, passed away on November 10, 2016.  She is the sister of Sergeant Frances Dominquez, assigned to the Jail Division, and aunt of Officer Cassie Dominquez, assigned to the South Central Division.  Services were held November 19 with burial in Houston.

IGLINSKY

Gay Dianne Iglinsky, 72, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2016.  She is the mother of Lieutenant James Iglinsky, assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division.

MAURA

Mrs. Laura Maura passed away on Friday, October 28, 2016, at the age of 76. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Debra L. Maura, assigned to the South Central Division. Services were held November 11 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

OWENS

Retired Sergeant Carl R. Owens passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at the age of 80. 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 Houston Police Department he was assigned to the Emergency Communications Division and the Special Operations Division, retiring on February 9, 1989. Sgt. Owens is survived by his wife Linda N. Owens. Services were held November 22 with burial in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

RIDDLE

Barbara Ellen Riddle, R.N., 76, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016.  She is the mother of Lieutenant Alton Glenn Riddle, assigned to the Internal Affairs Division.  She is also survived by her husband of 50 years, Alton Denton Riddle. Services were held November 2 with burial in Rosewood Cemetery in Humble.

 RIVERA

Mrs. June Y. Rivera passed away on Friday, October 28, 2016, at the age of 63. She is the wife of Police Officer Yuri A. Rivera, assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division.

ROLLINS

Mrs. Mildred Inez Rollins passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her husband, Retired Police Officer Lloyd D. Rollins, who retired from the Houston Police Department on April 7, 1983, and passed away on November 18, 2001. Services were held November 10 with burial in Rosewood Memorial Park.

 SANDERS

Retried Sergeant George Sanders passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.  He joined Police Academy Class No. 125 on November 26, 1982 and retired on February 14, 2006.  He was last assigned to the Westside Division.  He is survived by his wife, Susannah Sanders. Services were held November 7.

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 held November 10 in Spring with burial in Avon, Ohio.

THORSEN

Colonel Peter L. Thorsen, U.S. Army (Retired) passed away on Monday, November 7, 2016, at the age of 87. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Mark W. Thorsen, assigned to the Airport Division – IAH. Services were held November 26 in Savannah, Georgia.

 WALKER

Mrs. Mary Walker Jackson passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at the age of 77. She is the mother of Lieutenant Angela M. Merritt, assigned to the Vice Division. Services were held November 26.

 WEBBER

Willie Mae Webber passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.  She is the wife of Officer Lawrence Webber, who passed away April 18, 2009. Services were held November 7 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

WILBANKS

Mr. James (Jim) Dwight Wilbanks, 81, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2016.  He is the father of Senior Police Officer John Wilbanks, assigned to the Southeast Division.  Services were held November 9 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 YATES

Mrs. Esther L. Yates passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016, at the age of 89. She is the mother of Retired Captain Murvel L. Yates, who retired February 12, 2008. She was preceded in death by her son, Senior Police Officer Jerry L. Yates, deceased August 30, 2014. Services were held November 16 with burial in Nacogdoches.