Badge & Gun: August 2012

August 2012 Obituaries

 Anderson

Mrs. Christine Jones Anderson passed away Friday, June 29, 2012.  She is the mother of Retired Captain John D. Anderson who retired from the department on February 10, 2011.  She is also survived by her grandson, Lieutenant Richard A. Besselman assigned to the Tactical Operations Division, SWAT Detail and granddaughter, Nicole Chandler, wife of Sergeant Roy Patrick Chandler assigned to the Burglary and Theft Division.

Funeral services were held July 3 with burial at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.

 Arceneaux

Retired Finger Print Technician Bernadette M. Arceneaux passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012.  She is related to Senior Police Officer Warren K. Hayward, assigned to the North Division and Senior Police Officer Janette L. Arceneaux, assigned to the Special Crimes Division. Services were held June 29. 
 Bailey
Norma Bailey (85), passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012.  She is the surviving spouse of Retired Officer Bradford Bailey who passed away in 1982 and the mother of Retired Senior Police Officer Larry L. Bailey, who was assigned to Southeast Patrol when he retired in 2005. Private services were held. 

 Bairrington

Miranda "Randy" Bairrington passed away on Monday, June 18, 2012.  She is the daughter of Senior Police Officer James Duerer assigned to the Identification Division's Crime Scene Unit. Funeral services will be held June 22.

 Bashaw

Retired Sergeant Benjamin D. Bashaw passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012.  Sergeant Bashaw joined the Department June 6, 1959 as a member of Academy Class No. 21.  He has been assigned to Central, the Jail, Air Support, Traffic Bureau, Property and Supply, and the Personnel Division.  Sergeant Bashaw worked as the Court Liaison Sergeant from 1984 until his retirement in 2002. Services were held June 8 with burial in the Antioch Cemetery, southwest of Lovelady. 
 Blake
Donald Blake (48) passed away Saturday, May 26, 2012.  He is the brother of Retired Senior Police Officer Lori Roberts, who was assigned to the Robbery Division at the time of her retirement and the brother-in-law of Sergeant John H. Roberts assigned to the Identification Division. Services were held May 30 in Galena Park. 
 Boutte 

Joseph G. Boutte passed away on June 19, 2012.  He is the father of Sergeant Leo P. Boutte (PD-C).  Mr. Boutte was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa L. Boutte.  He is survived by five children: daughter, Mattie F. Miller and sons, George J. Boutte Jr., Andrew J. Boutte, Leo P. Boutte and Kenneth R. Boutte. Services were held June 26 with burial at Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearland.

 Boyer

Retired Senior Police Officer Douglas R. Boyer passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012.  He joined Police Academy Class No. 79 on Oct. 24, 1977.  During his career, he served at the North Division, Special Operations Division, Traffic/Accident Division, and Vehicular Crimes Division.  He retired on June 11, 2011. Graveside funeral services were held June 25 at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

 

Carmical

Retired Police Officer William F. Carmical passed away on Monday, June 25, 2012.  Officer Carmical joined Police Academy class No. 18 on April 28, 1958.  During his career, he served in the Central Division, Southeast Division Eastside Division and retired on January 14, 1994 while assigned to the Clear Lake Division.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Doris Carmical and daughter, Kathy Bost. Services were held July 7 with burial in Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster.

 

Desselle

Downing Paul Desselle, 97, of Bordelonville, Louisiana, passed away on May 27, 2012.  He is the grandfather of Lieutenant Kye D. Naquin assigned to the Central Division.  Mr. Desselle is also survived by his wife, Jane, and daughters, Sandie Bagwell and Donna Hankins. A memorial funeral service was held June 2 in Big Bend, Louisiana.

 

Douty

Elmer Lawrence Douty, 86, passed away on July 14. He is the father of Data Entry Operator Brenda J. Arceneaux assigned to the Juvenile Division.  Services were July 17 with burial at White Cemetery in Highlands.  

 Edwards

Mrs. Barbara Edwards, 96, passed away on July 16. She is the mother-in-law of Administrative Assistant Juanita C. Ali, assigned to the Legal Services Division.  Services were held July 21 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery. 

 Freeman

Sharon Freeman passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2012.  She is the sister of Senior Police Officer Kavette A. Campbell assigned to the South Gessner Division. Funeral services were held July 5.

 Gaddis

Edwin "Eddie" Gaddis passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.  He is the father of Police Officer Guy P. Gaddis who was killed in the line of duty on January 31, 1994.  Mr. Gaddis is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gayle Gaddis. A private graveside was scheduled in Pearland.

 

Green, Elizabeth

Mrs. Elizabeth Green passed away.  She is the mother of Clerk Typist Alan L. Green assigned to the Fleet Management Division. Services were held June 22 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

 Green, Loretha

Mrs. Loretha Green passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012.  She is the mother of Sergeant Kimmy L. Green assigned to the Airport/IAH Division, aunt of Police Officer Shah S. Walsh assigned to the Airport/IAH Division and Mother-in-law of Police Service Officer Crystal M. Jenkins assigned to the Airport/IAH Division. Services were held June 23 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 Guidry

Retired Lt. Freddy L. Guidry, 68, passed away on July 10.  He joined Police Academy Class No. 36 on Aug. 28, 1967.  During his career of over 42 years, he served in the Central Division, Vice Division, Northeast Division, Training Academy, Community Services Division and was last assigned to the North Division.  He was promoted sergeant in 1978 and lieutenant in 1995. He entered Phase Down-C in 2006 and retired March 9, 2010.  He was a United States Air Force veteran.  Lt. Guidry is survived by his son, Sgt. Malcolm J. Guidry with the San Antonio Police Department and niece, Betty Woods of Dayton. Memorial funeral services were held in Sugar Land with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 Holland, Eugene

Eugene Alfred Holland passed away July 10.  He is the grandfather of Officer Erik S. Holland of the Gang/CRU and Senior Police Officer Randolph W. Holland Jr. assigned to Robbery. A wake was held July 15 and services at Veterans Memorial National Cemetery on July 16. Eugene Holland was a World War II veteran, earning the rank of sergeant in the United States Army.  Eugene served in the European Theater and received three Purple Heart medals and the Bronze Star.

 Holland, Misty

Misty Michelle Holland passed away on July 6. She is the sister of Officer Erik S. Holland (Gang/CRU) and Senior Police Officer Randolph W. Holland Jr. (Robbery), the niece of Sgt. D. L. Hendrickson (retired) and Sgt. E. L. Hendrickson (retired), and cousin to Senior Police Officer Davis V. Zaunbrecher (retired) and Officer Vincent G. Zaunbrecher (South Central). Services were held July 13 in Katy. Misty's final gift was life.  Misty's kidneys were donated to save the lives of a 57-year-old man and a six-year-old little girl.  Both recipients were Houstonians.

 Horn

Mrs. Betty Horn passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012.  She is the widow of Retired Police Officer David J. Horn who passed away in April of 2003.  She is survived by daughters, Kathleen Meza and Marilyn Horn. Services were held June 27 with burial in Woodlawn Garden of Memories Cemetery.

 Horton

Retired Police Officer Robert "Bob" Horton Jr., 73, passed away on June 7, 2012.  He joined the department on Oct. 17, 1960.  He served the majority of his career in the Accident Division and retired on Feb. 9, 1988.  He was preceded in death by his father, Captain Robert Horton, Sr. who passed away in 1985.  Officer Horton is survived by his wife for over 51 years, Susan Horton, son Robert Horton III and daughter Lisa Simmons.

The family held a private family burial ceremony on Saturday, June 9, 2012. A memorial service was held June 11.

 Hromadka
Mrs. Dorothy J. Hromadka (86), mother of Sgt. Larry W. Hromadka
assigned to the Air Support Division, passed away Monday, July 9. A Funeral Mass was held July 12th in Weimer with burial in Saint Michael's Cemetery. 
 Humphrey

Mrs. Emily J. Humphrey passed away on July 9.  She is the wife of Retired Sgt. Richard C. Humphrey, who served for over 30 years and retired in 1990. Funeral services were held on July 19 with burial in Double Bayou, Texas.

 Jordy

Mrs. Carolyn Theresa Jordy passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2012. She is the widow
of her husband of 54 years, Sergeant Bennie Jordy who passed away on Jan. 14,
2010. She is survived by daughters Janet Newton, Jennifer Woods and Jacki James.

A memorial service was held in Conroe on June 24.

 Lazar
Samuel David Lazar passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012.  He is the father of Senior Officer Matthew J. Lazar assigned to the Juvenile Division. Services were held June 16. 
 Lee
Mrs. Mary G. Lee passed away July 9. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Robert E. Lee, assigned to the Northwest Division.  She is also survived by her sons, Art Lee, Deputy Ricky Lee of the Harris County Sheriff's Office and Barry Lee. Services were held July 12 with burial in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery. 
 McClelland

Mrs. Theresa McClelland passed away on May 16, 2012.  She is the widow of Lieutenant Robert D. McClelland Sr. who passed away on Aug. 4, 1961.  Lieutenant McClelland graduated Academy Class No. 3 on December 10, 1949.  Mrs. McClelland is survived by her two sons, Robert D. McClelland Jr. and former Police Officer John McClelland.

 Services were held May 30.

 McClendon
Gregory A. McClendon (47) passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012.  He is the brother of Senior Police Officer Ronald G. McClendon Jr. assigned to the Employee Services Division. Services were held July 8 in San Antonio with burial in Von Ormy, Texas. 
 Millican

Mrs. Bonnie Millican passed away on Monday, May 28, 2012.  She is the wife of Retired Police Officer William "Bill" Millican who retired from the department on Feb. 13, 1972.

Services were held May 31.

 Muckleroy

Retired Detective Terry Deon Muckleroy passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2012.  He joined Police Academy Class No. 4 on April 4, 1950.  He retired while assigned to the Auto Dealers Division on Jan. 13, 1978.  He is survived by his wife, Betty Muckleroy.

Funeral services were held June 18 with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston.  

 Olson 

Retired Detective Robert L. Olson passed away on May 18, 2012.  He joined the department on Aug. 29, 1965 and retired on Oct. 31, 1980.  At the time of his retirement he was assigned to the Auto Theft Division.  He is survived by his wife, Polly Olson, daughters, Leslie and Christy and sons, David, Chuck and Corey. Services were held May 22.

 Patrick

Mrs. Betty A. Patrick, 77, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.  She is the widow of Police Officer James D. Patrick, Sr. who passed away in 1993 after serving for over 33 years with the department.  Mrs. Patrick is survived by their children, James D. Patrick, Jr. and Kathy Louise Brown. Services were held June 6 with burial in Woodlawn Garden of Memories.

 Petroski

Daniel J. Petroski Jr. (52) passed away Saturday, May 26, 2012.  He is the son of Retired Sergeant Daniel J. Petroski Sr., who was assigned to the Central Division at the time of her retirement. A Memorial Service was held June 2. 

 Polson

Charlene Polson (77) passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012.  She is the mother of Sergeant Julie A. Polson assigned to the Juvenile Division. A Wake was held June 8 with burial in San Jacinto Memorial Cemetery. 
 Salazar

Ramiro G. Salazar, 73, passed away on July 17. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Ramiro A. Salazar, assigned to the Special Operations Division and Sgt. Jose A. Salazar, assigned to the Juvenile Division.  Services were held July 19 with burial in Grand View Cemetery in Pasadena.

 Saldana
Moses Saldana passed away Monday, June 26, 2012.  He is the Father of Senior Police Officer Frances J. Dominguez, assigned to the Inspections Division / Extra Employment Unit. Services were held June 30. 
 Schulz

Vernie Schulz passed away on Friday, June 29, 2012.  He is the grandfather of Police Officer Christopher L. Schulz assigned to the Airport/IAH Division. Services were held July 6 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 Shead 
Martha Shead passed away Monday, June 18, 2012.  She is the Grandmother of Police Officer Erica D. Shead assigned to the Identification Division. Services were held June 25 in Wilmer, Texas. 
 Spradlin

Army Veteran James "Top" Spradlin passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2012.  He is the father of Senior Police Officer Donald R. Spradlin, assigned to the Special Operations Division and Senior Police Officer Dennis J. Spradlin assigned to the Special Operations Division; uncle of Senior Police Officer Alan K. Briley assigned to the Airport/IAH Division and Senior Police Officer Michael G. Briley assigned to the Westside Division and brother-in-law of Retired Lieutenant Harvey C. Briley who retired in 1985.

 

Funeral services were held July 7 with burial in Chireno, Texas.

 Waite
Lillian Waite (97) passed away Monday, June 25, 2012.  She is the Grandmother of Data Entry Operator Winsome M. Williams, assigned to the Southeast Division. Services were held July 3 in Evanston, Illinois.  
 Walker

Robert Walker passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2012.  He is the brother of Police Officer Anasa D. Beaudion. Services were held June 29 with burial in Paradise Cemetery in Pearland.

 Ward 

Retired Police Officer Kenneth W. Ward passed Wednesday, July 4, 2012.  He joined Police Academy Class No. 30 on May 25, 1964, and retired on March 3, 1985.  He is survived by his wife, Karen Ward. Services were held July 6 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

 Wilkinson

Kevin Lee Wilkinson Sr. (55) died July 14. He is the father of Criminal Intelligence Analyst Kevin L. Wilkinson Jr. assigned to the Crime Analysis / Command Center Division.  Services were held July 18 in Katy. 

 Zvonek

Jessie L. Zvonek passed away Friday, June 8, 2012.  She is the grandmother of Sergeant Sharon L. Garcia, assigned to the Special Crimes Division, great-grandmother of Police Officer Gregory D. Garcia, assigned to North Patrol and Cadet Christina M. Garcia, assigned to the Academy. Services were held June 12 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.