April

BACON

Mr. Gregory Bacon passed away on Monday, March 8, 2021, at the age of 61.  He is the brother of Senior Office Assistant Sheryl Bacon, assigned to the Internal Affairs Division. Services were held March 20.

BAKER

Mrs. Anna Baker passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021, at the age of 82. She is the mother of Counselor Jennifer Y. Baker, assigned to the Criminal Investigations Command. Services were held March 4 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

BRYANT

Mrs. Deborah Kay Bryant passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at the age of 69. She is preceded in death by her husband, retired Senior Police Officer Larry W. Bryant who retired on May 8, 2004 and passed away on November 18, 2020. She is also the mother of Sergeant Derek W. Bryant, assigned to the Southeast Division. Services were held March 12 in Deer Park.

CANTON

Retired Senior Police Officer Thurman Canton passed away on Monday, March 8, 2021, at the age of 68. He joined the Houston Police Department on January 9, 1984, Academy Class No. 118. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Jail Division and Southwest Division. Senior Police Officer Canton retired on May 15, 2010. Services were held March 18 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

CANTU

Mrs. Herminia Cantu passed away on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at the age of 88. She is the mother of Sergeant Carlos R. Cantu, assigned to the Eastside Division and the mother-in-law of Senior Police Officer Perla R. Cantu, assigned to the Airport Hobby Division. Services were held March 16 with burial in Grand View Memorial Park in Pasadena.

CATLETT

Senior Police Officer Robert B. Catlett, assigned to the Special Operations Division, Mounted Patrol, passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at the age of 55. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Amy L. Catlett. Officer Catlett, who was also a Veteran of the United States Navy, joined the Houston Police Department on August 29, 1994, Academy Class No. 160. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Westside Division and the Investigative First Responder Division. Services were held March 23 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

CHANDLER

Retired Offset Press Operator II Debra S. Chandler passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021, at the age of 65. She joined the Houston Police Department on October 23, 1978. During her tenure with the department, she was assigned to the Facilities Operations/Maintenance, Crime Analysis Division, and Property Division, retiring on January 1, 2004.

DAVIS-CALLIS

Ms. Hortense Davis Callis passed away on Friday, March 5, 2021, at the age of 74. She is the mother of Sergeant Richard L. Callis, assigned to the Recruiting Division. Services were held March 13 with burial in Beeville.

FOXWORTH

Retired Senior Police Officer Jonas E. Foxworth passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at the age of 64. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Patricia Foxworth. Senior Police Officer Jonas E. Foxworth joined the Houston Police Department on May 3, 1982, Academy Class No. 105. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the North Division. Senior Police Officer Jonas E. Foxworth retired on May 16, 2009. Services were held March 6 with burial in Paradise Cemetery North.

GARZA

Mr. Raul Garza passed away on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at the age of 61. He is the father of Police Officer Jonathan M. Garza, assigned to the Southeast Division. Services were held March 10.

GOLEMON

Retired Sergeant Jonathan J. Golemon passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021, at the age of 53. He is survived by his wife, Emily J. Golemon. He started his law enforcement career with the University of Texas Police Department on May 14, 1993. He joined the Houston Police Department on October 16, 1995, Academy Class No. L6-95. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Northwest, Northeast, Emergency Communications, Westside, and Robbery Divisions. Sergeant Golemon retired on March 28, 2020.

GOODRUM

Retired Police Officer Jake E. Goodrum passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nancy Goodrum. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. He joined the Houston Police Department on May 6, 1968, Academy Class #38. Throughout his whole career with the department, he was assigned to the Northeast Division. Police Officer Goodrum retired on March 31, 2001.

Funeral Services will be held at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home on Saturday, March 13, 2021, starting at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Morgan Cemetery, in Cleveland, Texas.

HAMMER

Retired Police Officer James Allen Hammer passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at the age of 80. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen Hammer. Police Officer James A. Hammer joined the Houston Police Department on September 4, 1962, Academy Class No. 26. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Traffic Enforcement, Point Control and Special Operation Divisions. Police Officer James A. Hammer retired on January 17, 1983. Services were held March March 3 in Timpson, Texas.

HANEY

Retired Senior Police Officer James B. Haney passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2021, at the age of 88. He is preceded in death by his father, retired Lieutenant Charles W. Haney. He is also the father of retired Sergeant James B. Haney Jr. who was last assigned to the Burglary and Theft Division until his retirement on March 28, 2015. Officer Haney, who was also a Veteran of the United States Air Force, joined the Houston Police Department on September 14, 1959, Academy Class No. 22. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Special Operations Division, Central Division and the South Central Division until his retirement on February 9, 2002. Services were held March 13 with burial in Waller.

HOFFARD

Retired Sergeant Russell G. Hoffard, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at the age of 67. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Susan Hoffard. He joined the Houston Police Department on August 19, 1974, Academy Class No. 66. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Emergency Communications, Jail, Southwest, and Southeast Divisions. Sergeant Hoffard retired on July 2, 2005. Services were held March 17 with burial in Loveland, Ohio.

JAHNKE

Mrs. Christine Jahnke passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021, at the age of 87. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Roggie V. Law, Jr., assigned to the Burglary and Theft Division. Services were held March 25 with burial in Woodlawn cemetery.

JOHNSON

Mr. Vincent L. Johnson II unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at the age of 22. He is the son of Police Officer Vincent L. Johnson, who is the Houston Police Department’s Chaplain, assigned to the Employee Services Division. Services were held March 6.

LEAL

Mrs. Antonia Leal passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021, at the age of 72. She is preceded in death by her son, Sergeant Daniel Leal, who passed away on September 18, 2012, while assigned to the Vice Division. Services were held March 8 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

MATTHEWS

Mrs. Albert Lou Matthews passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at the age of 84. She is the mother of Retired Senior Police Officer Charolette A. Howard, who retired on January 1, 2005. Services were held March 5 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

MIRELES

Mr. Ray Ernest Mireles passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at the age of 71. He is the brother of Senior Police Officer Jose S. Mireles, assigned to the Downtown Division, Retired Senior Police Officer Richard J. Mireles, who retired on June 4, 2005, from the Vehicular Crimes Division, Retired Senior Police Officer Robert Mireles, who retired on December 31, 2016, from the Criminal Intelligence Division, Retired Senior Police Officer Sebastian D. Mireles, who retired on January 28, 2017, from the Traffic Enforcement Division, and Retired Senior Police Officer Ernest M. Mireles, who retired on March 25, 2017 from the Airport IAH Division. He is also the uncle of Police Officer Robert F. Garcia, assigned to the Crime Analysis and Command Center and Sergeant Guadalupe Martinez, assigned to the Burglary and Theft Division. Services were held March 22 with burial in Selma, Texas.

MORRIS

Retired Senior Police Officer Henry Porter Morris Jr., passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at the age of 69. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Valend Morris. Senior Police Officer Henry P. Morris Jr., joined the Houston Police Department on December 18, 1978, Academy Class No. 84. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Northeast, Traffic & Accident and Southwest Divisions. Senior Police Officer Henry P. Morris Jr., retired on March 21, 2009. Services were held March 12 with burial in Paradise Cemetery North.

ORDONE

Mrs. Maria Helena B. Ordonez passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at the age of 78. She is the mother of Retired Senior Police Officer Kirk R. Gandingco, who retire on March 25, 2017, last assigned to the South Gessner Division, and mother of Senior Police Officer Roger R. Ordonez, assigned to the Southwest Division. Private services were held.

PAVALOCK

Retired Sergeant James A. Pavalock passed away on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at the age of 77. Sergeant Pavalock joined the Houston Police Department on October 5, 1964, Academy Class No. 31. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Fleet Unit, Southwest Division and the Special Operations Division until his retirement on August 27, 2004.

PORTER

Retired Senior Police Officer Henry Porter Morris Jr., passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at the age of 69. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Valend Morris. Senior Police Officer Henry P. Morris Jr., joined the Houston Police Department on December 18, 1978, Academy Class No. 84. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Northeast, Traffic & Accident and Southwest Divisions. Senior Police Officer Henry P. Morris Jr., retired on March 21, 2009.

PRICE

Mrs. Phyllis Marie Price passed away on Monday, March 8, 2021, at the age of 98. She is the mother of retired Senior Police Officer Catherine Gentry, who retired on August 12, 2017 and was last assigned to the North Division. She is also the grandmother of Police Officer Cerena Gentry, assigned to the South Central Division. Services were held March 19 with burial in Paradise Cemetery North.

SEMERE

Mr. Lawrence “Lass” Semere passed away on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at the age of 60. He is the husband of Senior Police Telecommunicator Sandra Semere, assigned to the Emergency Communications Division. Services were held March 13.

TAPIA

Mr. Eufemio Tapia passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at the age of 84. He is the father of Sergeant Javier Tapia, assigned to the Eastside Division. Services were held March 10 with burial in Grand View Memorial Park in Pasadena.

WOMACK

Retired Police Officer Harry E. Womack passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at the age of 74. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Brissette A. Womack. Officer Womack joined the Houston Police Department on November 11, 1974, Academy Class No. 67. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Southwest Division, Emergency Communications Division and the Training Division until his retirement on June 28, 1997. Services were held March 21 with burial in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.  Services were held March 13 with burial in Coldspring.