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66th National FOP Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada

Shannon Barker, Editor on 09.11.23

The National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) held its 66th National Conference and Exposition at the MGM Grand Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas the Week of August 14th through August 17, 2023. The Conference hosted 3,833 delegates, 350 registered alternates, along with guests. This National Conference is held every two years to setRead more

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Lemonade support

Editorial Staff on 09.11.23

Urban Air family event

Editorial Staff on 09.11.23

2023 Election Announcement

Editorial Staff on 08.31.23

Houston World Series of Dogs

Shannon Barker, Editor on 08.7.23

Badges & Bogeys

Editorial Staff on 08.7.23

Financial Report – mid-year outlook

Brian Craft, AIF on 08.7.23

Dealing with grief

Puja Sehgal, M.D. on 08.7.23

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With gratitude from members…

Editorial Staff on 09.11.23

Thank you so much for sending the arrangement to Jimmy Glyn Lunsford’s funeral. The Lunsford Family   HPOU Board of Directors, Thank you all so much for the card and the plant sent in honor of my mother’s passing.  It meant a great deal to my family and I. Gratefully yours, Sgt. Landry E. Bonnette,Read more

With gratitude from members…

Editorial Staff on 08.7.23

Dear HPOU, Your kind and thoughtful expression of sympathy is deeply appreciated and gratefully acknowledged. With love, Clara & FamilyRead more

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Delayed outcry of a 14 year old child

Editorial Staff on 09.11.23

Detective Deljoui was assigned a case that involved the delayed outcry of a 14 year old child who stated that she was sexually abused from the time she was 7 years old until she was 11 years old by her uncle. The child stated that she was sent to live with her aunt and uncleRead more

Woman wanting to commit suicide

Editorial Staff on 09.11.23

On May 20th, Officer Washom was dispatched to a welfare check where there was a report of a woman wanting to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge. Officer Washom arrived at the location but was not able to locate the consumer because the location was determined from a phone ping. Officer Washom called theRead more

14-year-old complainant was shot in the abdomen

Editorial Staff on 08.7.23

On April 12, 2023, Detective Hall with Major Assault was assigned an Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon where a 14-year-old complainant was shot in the abdomen when he and his father were innocently caught in a crossfire situation. Det. Hall with assistance of his partner Det. Godoy met with officers on scene who advisedRead more

Suspect refused to stop and led officers on a vehicle pursuit

Editorial Staff on 08.7.23

Officers Bradshaw, Joseph, and Holmes are assigned to Night shift at Southeast where they attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle that was driving recklessly running stop signs and red lights. The suspect refused to stop and led officers on a vehicle pursuit that reached speeds of 95 mph. the suspect drove throughRead more

Obituaries: Read All


Editorial Staff on 09.11.23

Beresky, Jimmy Karol, Jr. Mr. Jimmy Karol Beresky Jr. passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2023, at the age of 73. He is the father of Sergeant Deidre Y. Beresky, assigned to the South Central Division. A memorial service was held at Funeraria del Angel Highland Memorial Park Cemetery on Saturday, August 19, 2023. Broughton,Read more


Editorial Staff on 08.7.23

Ard, Aileen Ruth Ms. Aileen Ruth Ard passed away on Friday, July 14, 2023, at the age of 64. She is the sister of Systems Consultant Paul K. Ard, assigned to the Office of Technology Services. A visitation was held before a Celebration of Life Service at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church on Monday, July 24,Read more

President's Message

Arrive alive

Arrive alive! How many times have we heard this over our career?  From the early days in the academy, we have heard our trainers say that we can’t help if we don’t get there. We have always taken the stance that we want our officers to arrive safely on every scene.  I remember very vividly running an assist the officer call on London Street in Southeast.  As I slowed to make the turn, one of my classmates hit me from behind sending me into a ditch.  We were two blocks from the assist.  Luckily no one was hurt, other than my classmate’s pride, and another unit made it to the officer in need and quickly handled business at the assist.

That was a very clear lesson that we both learned that day.  It was true, you can’t help anyone if you are in an accident.  This also pulls r

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Fights worth fighting…

Most of our members are unaware as to what we do over here at the union.  Any given day you will find us in our office working to resolve whatever issue has jumped up in the last 24 hours.  Over the last few weeks, we have been very vocal over a variety of issues that affect all of our members. I know that most do not watch the evening news and do not get to see my interviews or press conferences, but I do plenty of them.  If I cannot do it, I have Ken, Ray, or Tim handle it, because it is important to get our message out there to the community.

Three weeks ago, we held a press conference and called for the resignation or removal of Dr. Peter Stout with the Forensics Science Center. The Forensics Science Center is now backlogged in every single area in which they conduct analysis and

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