Badge & Gun: November 2014

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President's Message

President's Message: Here comes the 2015 Legislature

The election for HPOU’s 3 contested Board Positions is complete.  Congratulations to all three incumbents, Robert Breiding, Rebecca Dallas and Colton Peverill on their wins. 

 I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the candidates and our current board for wanting to serve and make a difference in our department and the HPOU.  The new board will be sworn in at the January general membership meeting. 

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Editorial: Things you should know and things you should do

TEXAS PICTURES, THOUGH THE LEADERSHIP OF OFFICER DON EGDORF, an HPOU board member who was on the scene of the May 29, 2011 line of duty death of Officer Kevin Will, produced a documentary of Officer Will’s death and the resulting prosecution of the drunk driver who caused it.

Here's this year's Blue Santa schedule

It’s that time of year again.  HPD’s Blue Santa program will be distributing toys Dec. 8-20 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Houston’s first responders get free admission to Holocaust Museum’s special 9/11 Exhibit

Holocaust Museum Houston will offer Houston area first responders and their immediate families free admission to its newest exhibit honoring emergency workers from noon to 5 p.m. three more Saturdays this winter.

Operation Lone Star update: A warrior’s smile

I previously described a visit by Operation Lone Star-Texans Supporting Our Troops to the Warrior and Family Support Center located on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston in which we catered a lunch from Pappasito's Cantina.

Chaplain Lott’s first devotional volume published and ready for pickup at HPOU

HPOU has sponsored the printing of 1,300 copies of a book of devotionals specially written for law enforcement officers, first responders and military personnel.

Officers Derry and Miller honored as HPOU Investigators of the Month

Southeast Tactical Unit Officers Tommy Derry and Megan Miller were honored in October as the HPOU Investigators of the Month for their investigative work recovering more than $200,000 in police vehicle equipment

A rare two-generation practice: A dad, a mom and a son on HPD -- all Mihalcos

The HPD relationship – and the resulting love story – started with a fight.

 Actually it was domestic violence that “involved” the two officers.

Calhoun, Munoz survive hostile engagement, are honored as Patrol Officers of the Month

The Houston Police Officers Union honored North Patrol Officers John D. Calhoun and Andrea Munoz as Patrol Officers of the Month in the October general membership meeting.

Fallen Heroes: Officer Kenneth Wayne Moody

November 26, 1969

Kenneth Wayne Moody was born in Center, Texas, on December 19, 1932. He spent his early school years in Center, but graduated from El Paso High School in 1951.  From 1951-1955, he served in the U. S. Navy and was a Korean War veteran. On May 20, 1963, he joined HPD Police Cadet Class No. 28, graduating on September 6, 1963. His first and only assignment was to the Radio Patrol Bureau-Night Shift. He wore Badge No. 1850.

Guest Column: Do you feel appreciated?

Do you feel appreciated in your personal and professional life?

 Do you make those you work with, those you work for, and those who work for you feel appreciated?

Psych Services: Step-parenting -- more about bonding than blending

My colleague Dr. Camille Shea dished on her new marriage. In July, HPOU President Ray Hunt officiated at her wedding to a wonderful husband who brought with him two stepchildren. For 40 years and counting, Camille has been a stepdaughter, a stepsibling and a stepparent. I interviewed her on stepfamily success, knowing Badge and Gun readers will benefit from her experience.

HPOU’S Oct. 18 Family Picnic was Huge Success!

The only regret expressed by Colton Perevill and the HPOU Picnic Committee was that there was no way to get an accurate head count.

November 2014 Obituaries

Here are the latest obituaries of HPD family members.

November 2014 Thank You Notes to HPOU

Here are the latest Thank You Notes to HPOU.


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