August

BELL

Retired Sergeant James H. Bell, Sr. passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021. He joined the Houston Police Department on July 11, 1950, Academy Class No. 4. Retired Sergeant James H.

BOROWSKI

Retired Senior Police Officer Edward Borowski, Jr. passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at the age of 60. He is survived by his wife, Lois E. Borowski. He joined the Houston Police Department on November 2, 1981, Academy Class No. 101. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Southwest, Vice, and Westside Divisions. Senior Police Officer Borowski retired on March 26, 2005. Services were held July 19.

CONDON

Mrs. Linda Condon passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at the age of 75. She is the mother of Detective Mark P. Condon, assigned to the Homicide Division. Services were held July 19 in Friendswood.

ECKENRODE

Mr. Dennis C. Eckenrode, Sr. passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at the age of 79. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Dennis C. Eckenrode, Jr., assigned to the South Central Division.

Services were held July 16 with burial in Forest Park East Cemetery.

FRELOW

Retired Police Officer Norman J. Frelow Jr passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021 at the age of 76. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.  Officer Frelow joined the Houston Police Department on October 6, 1969, Academy Class No. 42. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Southwest, Employee Services, and Northeast Divisions until his retirement on February 7, 1990. Services ere held July 16 in Port Arthur with burial in Groves.

GILFORD

Mr. Adrian T. Gilford passed away on Friday, July 2, 2021 at the age of 52. He is the brother of retired Senior Police Officer Gwendolyn Gilford who was last assigned to the Southeast Division until her retirement on June 17, 2017. Services were held July 14 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

JOHNSON

Retired Police Officer Alvis L. Johnson passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at the age of 93. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Johnson. He joined the Houston Police Department on September 12, 1949, Academy Class No. 3. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Central and South Central Divisions. Police Officer Johnson retired on March 6, 1987. Graveside services were held July 15 in Anacoco, Louisiana.

LEIJA

Mr. John F. Leija passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the age of 75. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Stephen D. Leija, assigned to the Eastside Division. The family scheduled private services.

LOZANO

Retired Senior Police Officer Jorge L. Lozano passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at the age of 68. He joined the Houston Police Department on June 11, 1990, Academy Class No. 140. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Westside and Midwest Divisions. Senior Police Officer Lozano retired on April 3, 2012.

MAXWELL

Mrs. Ruth A. Maxwell passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at the age of 58.  She is the wife of retired Senior Police Officer Griff R. Maxwell, who retired on January 11, 2020 from the Narcotics Division. Services were held July 7 with burial in South Park Cemetery in Pearland.

McDONALD

Retired Police Officer Howard J. McDonald passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021, at the age of 94. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Betty Jean McDonald. Officer McDonald, who was also a Veteran of the United States Army, joined the Houston Police Department on September 12, 1949, Academy Class No. 3. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Patrol Bureau until his retirement on April 8, 1974. Services were held July 16 with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

McKNIGHT

Mr. Alvin McKnight, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at the age of 63. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Trammell L. McKnight, assigned to the Mental Health Division. Services were held July 19 with burial in Corpus Christi.

OWENS

Mrs. Gwendolyn Tennard Owens passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021, at the age of 58. She is the sister of Police Officer James Tennard III of the Downtown Division. Services were held July 24 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

PHAN

Mr. Thanh Huy Phan passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at the age of 85. He is the father of Senior Police Officer David Phan of the Downtown Division. Services were held July 14 with burial in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.

PICK

Mr. Stephen William Pick passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the age of 56. He is the son of retired Police Officer Arthur R. Pick Jr. who was last assigned to the Auto Theft Division until his retirement on October 1, 2006. Services were held July 1.

PRESTON

Mr. Melvin L. Preston Sr. passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at the age of 80. He is the father of Police Officer Derrick L. Preston of the Downtown Division. Services were held July 22 with burial in Golden Gate Cemetery.

ROEBER

Mrs. Frances E. Roeber passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021, at the age of 85. She is the wife of Retired Detective Herbert P. Roeber, who retired on March 31, 1980. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Retired Captain Leroy N. Zoch and Retired Detective Herman A. Zoch. She is also survived by her brother, Retired Lieutenant Nelson J. Zoch, who retired on May 21, 1993. Services were held July 19 in Giddings.

STATEN

Mr. Lionel Staten passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at the age of 72. He is the father of Senior Inventory Management Clerk Lamonica N. Porter, assigned to the Air Support Division. Services were held July 17 with burial in Rayville, Louisiana.

STEVENSON

Mrs. Robin Lane-Stevenson passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021, at the age of 58. She is the sister of Senior Office Assistant Abby L. Andrus, assigned to the Robbery Division. Services were held July 17 with burial in Cemetery Beautiful in Houston.

TILLERY

Mr. J.W. Tillery passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at the age of 83. He is the Grandfather of Senior Police Officer Joshua W. Sallee of the Training Division and Police Officer Jarrid T. Sallee of the Traffic Enforcement Division. He is also the Grandfather-in-Law of Retired Police Officer Jonathan E. Penn, retired 2021, and Father-in-Law of both  Retired Senior Police Officer Raul “Rudy” J. Calderon, retired 2017, and Retired Senior Police Officer Milton W. Sallee, retired 2020. Graveside services were held July 21 in Pearland.

WHATLEY

Mrs. Charlotte L. Whatley passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at the age of 83. She is the mother of Retired Senior Police Officer Robin L. Thacker, and mother-in-law of Retired Senior Police Officer Michael W. Thacker. Both retired on November 17, 2018. Services were held July 21 with burial in Brookside Memorial Park.

WUNSCHE

Retired Assistant Police Chief Phyllis T. Wunsche passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021, at the age of 75. Chief Wunsche joined the Houston Police Department on November 15, 1971, Academy Class No. 52. During her career with the department, she was assigned to the Juvenile Division, Jail Division, Criminal Intelligence Division, Crime Analysis Division, Robbery Division, Homicide Division, Major Offenders Division, Office of the Chief of Police and Support Services Command Administration until her retirement on December 10, 1994. Services were held July 22 with burial in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.