April

BOSTON, DONALD

Mr. Donald Boston passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at the age of 92. He is the stepfather of Administration Manager Timothy Palmer of the Office of Community Affairs Division.

BROWN, JOYCE M.

Retired Data Entry Operator Joyce M. Brown passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at the age of 75. She joined the Houston Police Department on August 22, 1997. During her career with the department she was assigned to the Jail Division until her retirement on October 17, 2008.  Services were held March 19 with burial in Stafford. 

CANTU, OFFICER FRANCISCO (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer Francisco Cantu passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at the age of 82. He is preceded in death by his son, Senior Police Officer Frank M. Cantu, Jr., who was Killed in the Line of Duty on March 25, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alejandra Cantu. He is a Veteran of the United States Air Force. He joined the Houston Police Department on January 24, 1972, Academy Class No. 53. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Patrol Bureau, Narcotics, Traffic and Accident, Employment Services, Community Services, and North Divisions. Police Officer Cantu retired on July 16, 1993. Services were held March 19 in Katy.

COLWELL, JOSEPH MATTHEW

Mr. Joseph Matthew Colwell passed away on Monday, March 14, 2022, at the age of 100. He is the father of retired Senior Police Officer Dennis M. Colwell, who was last assigned to the Property Room Division until his retirement on February 14, 1992. Officer Colwell returned to the department on February 15, 1992 as an Administrative Supervisor assigned to the Property Room Division until his retirement on January 31, 1997. Services were held March 24 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

CRANE, OFFICER ROBERT L. (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer Robert L. Crane passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at the age of 94. He is preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Ora D. Crane. Officer Crane joined the Houston Police Department on April 3, 1950, Academy Class No. 4. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Patrol Bureau, Robbery Division, Vice Division, Narcotics Division, Radio Patrol and the Property Division until his retirement on July 24, 1975. Services were held March 4 with burial in Paradise Cemetery North.

CURRY, OFFICER CASEY D.

Police Officer Casey D. Curry, assigned to the North Division, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at the age of 38. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Brooke Curry. He is also the son of retired Lieutenant Donald W. Curry, who was last assigned to the Auto Theft Division until his retirement on November 27, 2010. Officer Curry joined the Houston Police Department on October 14, 2013, Academy Class No. 218. During his career he was assigned to the Central Division.

GARMOND, OFFICER CHARLES P. (RETIRED)

Retired Senior Police Officer Charles P. Garmond passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at the age of 62. Officer Garmond joined the Houston Airport Police Department on April 10, 1987 Academy Class No. APL2. He then joined the Houston Police Department on November 21, 1992 during the merger. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Hobby Airport Division where he retired on April 25, 2014. Services were held March 5 with burial in Houston memorial Gardens. In Pearland. 

GUILLERMAN, SGT. ROBERT J. (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Robert J. Guillerman passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at the age of 89. He is preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Elizabeth L. Guillerman. Sergeant Guillerman, who was a Veteran of the United States Army, joined the Houston Police Department on September 17, 1962, Academy Class No. 26. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Central Division, Special Operations Division, Burglary and Theft Division and the Robbery Division until his retirement on March 18, 1994. 

HOLYCROSS, SOMSAK

Mr. Somsak Holycross passed away on Monday, February 28, 2022, at the age of 49. He is the brother of Senior Police Service Officer Margaret H. Guillory-Bustamante, assigned to the Airport – IAH Division. Services were held March 28 in Saint Petersburg, Florida. 

LANDIN, OFFICER ALLAN T. (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer Allan T. Landin passed away on Monday, March 14, 2022, at the age of 88. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie L. Landin. He is a Veteran of the United States Army. He joined the Houston Police Department on December 28, 1959, Academy Class No. 23. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Patrol Bureau, Jail Division, Traffic Enforcement Division, and Dispatchers Division. Police Officer Landin retired on April 19, 1980. Graveside services were held March 15 in Bryan. 

McMENEMY, MRS. PATRICIA ANN

Mrs. Patricia Ann McMenemy passed away on Monday, February 21, 2022, at the age of 86. She is preceded in death by her brother Retired Sergeant Frank C. O’Neil, Jr., who retired on May 8, 2004. She is the wife of Retired Sergeant Guy S. McMenemy, who retired on February 18, 1982; mother of Retired Criminal Intelligence Analyst Debra J. McMenemy, who retired on October 29, 2005; and aunt of Sergeant Michael S. O’Neil, assigned to the North Division. Services were held February 25 with burial in Woodlawn Garden of Memories.

MATHAN, MRS. ACHAMMA

Mrs. Achamma Mathai passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at the age of 101. She is the grandmother of Administrative Associate Alan K. James, assigned to the Records Division. Services were held February 26 in India.

MEYER, SGT.  LOUIS H. (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Louis H. Meyer, Jr. passed away on Friday, February 25, 2022, at the age of 78. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carlene R. Meyer. He joined the Houston Police Department on October 5, 1964, Academy Class No. 31. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to Northeast, Tactical Operations, Central, and Jail Divisions. Sergeant Meyer retired on January 25, 1985. Services were held March 3. 

MOROVICH, OFFICER LEO H. (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer Leo H. Morovich passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at the age of 87. He is survived by his wife Doris Lee Morovich. He is a Veteran of the United States Navy. He joined the Houston Police Department on September 14, 1959, Academy Class No. 22. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Patrol Bureau, Jail Division, Vice Division, and Traffic Enforcement Division. Police Officer Morovich retired on March 14, 1980. Graveside services were held March 23 in Hitchcock. 

RIOS, TEODULO “JOE” JR.

Mr. Teodulo “Joe” Rios, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at the age of 85. He is the father of Retired Sergeant William R. Rios, who retired on June 1, 2019, out of the Narcotics Division. He is also the grandfather of Sergeant William R. Rios, II, assigned to the Midwest Division. Services were held March 22 with burial in Rosenberg.

RUTH, ROGER RUSSELL

Mr. Roger Russell Ruth passed away on Monday, March 21, 2022, at the age of 89. He is the father of retired Senior Police Officer Russell R. Ruth who was last assigned to the Kingwood Division until his retirement on October 7, 2017. Graveside services were held March 29 in Wernersville, Pennsylvania.

SIMMONS, OFFICER JAMES E. (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer James E. Simmons passed away on Monday, January 24, 2022, at the age of 77. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Brenda D. Simmons. Officer Simmons joined the Houston Police Department on October 5, 1964, Academy Class No. 31. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Central Division, Training Division, Jail Division, Juvenile Division, Emergency Communications Division, Southeast Division, Property Division, Jail Division and the Special Operations Division until his retirement on June 26, 1999. Services were held March 18.

SMITH, SGT. RAYMOND L. (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Raymond L. Smith passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sherrie Smith. He joined the Houston Police Department on December 27, 1966, Academy Class No. 34. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Southeast, Southwest, Crime Analysis, Juvenile, and Robbery Divisions. Sergeant Smith retired on January 29, 2005. He returned to the department as an Administrative Coordinator on April 21, 2009, assigned to the Employee Services Division, until May 29, 2010.  Services were held March 12.

VANDEL, OFFICER RICHARD A. (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer Richard A. Vandel passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at the age of 87. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Sara Vandel. He joined the Houston Police Department on May 21, 1956, Academy Class No. 14. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Patrol Bureau and Traffic Enforcement Division – Solo Motorcycle Detail. Police Officer Vandel retired on January 15, 1980. Services were held March 5 with burial in Fayetteville, Texas.

WALTER, NEGINA G.

Mrs. Regina G. Walter passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at the age of 62. She is the wife of Retired Police Officer Brent K. Walter, who retired on July 20, 2001, out of the South Central Division. She is also the aunt-in-law of Sergeant David Giannavola, assigned to the Airport-IAH Division. Services were held March 23 with burial in Centerville.

WELDON, SGT. CALVIN E. (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Calvin E. Weldon passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at the age of 70. He is survived by his wife Melba Weldon. Sergeant Weldon joined the Houston Police Department on January 18, 1971, Academy Class No. 48. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Central, North, Traffic Enforcement, and Air Support Divisions. Sergeant Weldon retired on November 26, 2010. Services were held March 8.