Badge & Gun: December 2014
HPOU does not Negotiate Pension benefits
An anonymous website recently sent me questions to answer regarding a number of issues including DROP for younger officers. The website listed half truths and some outright lies.
Chaplain Paul Giddens, who was always there for HPD officers and their family members at all hours of the day or night, was a gun collector who left a collection of handguns to benefit the Assist The Officer Foundation.
HPD’s Blue Santa program will be distributing toys Dec. 8-20 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
HPOU honored Officer Terry Richardson as the Union’s Investigator of the Month at the November general membership meeting. Richardson serves as an Investigation First Responder (IFR) at Clear Lake Station.
Law enforcement officers – particularly those with HPD on their sleeves – have a very special way of helping people in special ways. It’s simply part of the “helps” characteristic they signed on to use.
Where are the protests? Why are there no picket signs? No riots? No national TV cameras? No front page headlines?
By the end of the 173rd year of the Houston Police Department 112 men and women in blue had made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the safety of Houstonians.
Southwest Division carried on its Thanksgiving tradition of serving 500 free meals for less fortunate citizens in its service area as well as numerous community supporters and sponsors.
It could be a safe bet that if HPD officers had a fan club, Andrea Schmauss would be the president.
Let’s see her ID.
The story of how Andrea Schmauss was a natural to become involved as an exceptional volunteer in Mothers Against Drunk Drivers actually began in 1971 when she was a graduating high school senior in love with a member of the 82nd Airborne.
May 19, 1999
Troy Alan Blando was born in Bussac, France, on July 31, 1959, to Mr. and Mrs. Alvin (Della) Blando. Being the son of a career United States military man, Troy traveled extensively in his early years. He attended elementary and junior high school in San Antonio and graduated from Roosevelt High School in the Alamo City in 1977. For several years after high school, he attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos.
A recent high school reunion left me thinking about the roots of confidence. Back then, so many of us were insecure about, well, everything.
Here are obituaries of HPD family members.
Here are the latest Thank You Notes sent to HPOU.