December

BISHOP, OFFICER MARION A. ‘MA’ (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer Marion A. “Ma” Bishop passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at the age of 82. Officer Bishop joined the Houston Police Department on December 28, 1959, Academy Class No. 23. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Traffic Point Control Division, Training Division, Traffic Enforcement Division and the North Shepherd Division until his retirement on April 24, 1981. Services were held November 13 with burial in Klein Memorial Park Spring Cemetery.

 

BOLDING, JOHN A.

Criminal Intelligence Analyst John A. Bolding passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2021, at the age of 58. Mr. Bolding is survived by his wife Betsy Bolding. He joined the Houston Police Department on August 1, 2019. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Crime Analysis & Command Center Division.  Services were held November 14.

 

BRYANT, ELLA MAE

Mrs. Ella Mae Bryant passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at the age of 86. She is the mother of retired Senior Police Officer Yvonne Henson, who was last assigned to the Burglary and Theft Division until her retirement on October 15, 2009, and Data Entry Operator Carletta Bryant, assigned to the Burglary and Theft Division. Services were held November 16 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 

CALDWELL, POLICE CHIEF HARRY (RETIRED)

Retired Chief of Police Harold D. Caldwell passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at the age of 90. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Joan B. Caldwell. He was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He joined the Houston Police Department on November 16, 1953, Academy Class No. 10. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Patrol Bureau, Crime Prevention, Juvenile, Training and Personnel, Homicide, and Jail Divisions; and in command of the Training and Personnel Division, Special Services Bureau, Police-Community Relations Division, Bureau of Personnel and Prevention, Staff Services Bureau, Special Services Bureau, and Inspections Command. He served as Acting Chief of Police for eleven days before his appointment as Chief of Police on June 22, 1977. Chief of Police Caldwell retired on February 29, 1980. Services were held November 10 with burial in San Leon Cemetery in San Leon, Texas.

 

ELIZONDO, BERTHA

Mrs. Bertha Recio Elizondo passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2021, at the age of 90. She is the grandmother of Police Officer Bridgette L. Fowler, assigned to the Criminal Investigations Command.

Services were  held November 9 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

 

GALLION, OFFICER LARRY D. (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer Larry D. Gallion passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at the age of 74. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elsa C. Gallion. He joined the Houston Police Department on May 1, 1967, Academy Class #35. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Jail, Central, Southeast, Emergency Communications, and Special Operations Divisions. Police Officer Gallion retired on February 3, 1988.

 

HAZLETT, SENIOR POLICE OFFICER CLARENCE R. (RETIRED)

Retired Senior Police Officer Clarence R. Hazlett passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at the age of 64. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Wanda J. Hazlett. He joined the Houston Police Department on February 7, 1983, Academy Class No. 111. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Southeast and Eastside Divisions. Senior Police Officer Hazlett retired on October 3, 2009.

 

HEW, SENIOR POLICE OFFICER DONNA ROSE M. (RETIRED)

Retired Senior Police Officer Donna Rose M. Hew passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at the age of 56. She joined the Houston Police Department on August 30, 1993, Academy Class No. 155. During her tenure with the department, she was assigned to the Southeast and Northeast Divisions. Senior Police Officer Hew retired on September 4, 2021.

 

HIBERT, SGT. DAVID (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant David J. Hibert passed away on Monday, October 25, 2021, at the age of 56. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Diane M. Hibert. Sergeant Hibert joined the Houston Police Department on June 11, 1990, Academy Class No. 140. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the North Division, Northwest Division, Command Center and the Emergency Communications Division until his retirement on June 11, 2011. Services were held November 6 with burial in Klein Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

HUDSON, OFFICER JAMES D. (RETIRED)

Retired Senior Police Officer James D. Hudson passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at the age 60. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. He joined the Houston Police Department on December 11, 1989, Academy Class No. 138. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Southwest, Eastside, and Clear Lake Divisions. Senior Police Officer Hudson retired on December 21, 2019. Graveside services were held November 19 in Houston National Cemetery.

 

HUNTSMAN, LT. GREGORY (RETIRED)

Retired Lieutenant Gregory Huntsman passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2021, at the age of 62. He is survived by his wife Brenda R. Huntsman. Lieutenant Huntsman joined the Houston Police Department on February 8, 1982, Academy Class No. 103. He then joined the Houston City Marshal’s Office on October 24, 1983 until the merger to the Houston Police Department on November 20, 1992. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the South Central, Burglary & Theft, Juvenile, and Jail Divisions. Lieutenant Huntsman retired on July 27, 2018. Services were held November 6.

 

LE, THU

Ms. Thu Le passed away on Monday, October 25, 2021, at the age of 84. She is the mother of Senior Microcomputer Analyst Hoang N. Nguyen and Technical Hardware Analyst David Nguyen who are both from the Office of Technology Services Division. Services were held October 30.

 

MERRITT, DEANIE ROACH

Mrs. Deanie Roach Merritt passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021, at the age of 75. She is preceded in death by her husband, retired Police Officer Jack E. Merritt who retired on January 8, 2000 and passed away on June 15, 2014. Services were held November 17 in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.

 

MOTLEY, SENIOR POLICE OFFICER KENNETH R. (RETIRED)

Retired Senior Police Officer Kenneth R. Motley passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at the age of 72. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Janice D. Motley. Officer Motley joined the Houston Police Department on December 27, 1982, Academy Class No. 110. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Southwest Division, Jail Division, Westside Division, Community Services Division, Airport IAH Division and the Airport Hobby Division until his retirement on January 31, 2015. Services were held November 6 with burial in Paradise Cemetery North.

 

OLIVERA, ROSAURA

Mrs. Rosaura Olvera passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at the age of 77. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Alvaro Olvera of the Special Operations Division. Services were held November 11 with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

 

OLIVARES, CIRO

Mr. Ciro Olivares passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at the age of 88. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Ciro Olivares, Jr., assigned to the Narcotics Division, and the uncle of Police Officer Alfonso Olivares, assigned to the Narcotics Division, Senior Police Officer Andrea O. Riley, assigned to the Field and Support Operations Command, and Police Officer Victor Olivares, assigned to the Property Division.  Services were held November 20 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

 

PAVLOV, OFFICER OLEG

Police Officer Oleg Pavlov passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at the age of 37. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alyona Pavlov. He joined the Houston Police Department on April 1, 2019, Academy Class No. 241. Throughout his career with the department, he was assigned to the North Division.

 

REYNOLDS, DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR MICHAEL (RETIRED)

Retired Deputy Administrator Michael T. Reynolds passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at the age of 67. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Barbara A. Reynolds. Deputy Administrator Reynolds joined the Houston Police Department on November 21, 1977, Academy Class No. BC2. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Identification Division until his retirement on November 5, 2005. Services were held November 9.

 

SHOEMAKER, SGT. LEONARD (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Leonard L. Shoemaker passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at the age of 71. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Wanda F. Shoemaker. He joined the Houston Police Department on February 23, 1981, Academy Class No. 96. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Central, Jail, Internal Affairs, and Burglary and Theft Divisions. Sergeant Shoemaker retired on February 6, 2010. Services were held November 13 with burial in Hankamer, Texas.

 

SMITH, CATHRYN ‘CATHY’

Mrs. Cathryn “Cathy” Smith passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at the age of 78. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Susan “Courtney” McAllister, assigned to the Homicide Division. Services were held November 13.

 

VASQUEZ, ROSALBA

Mrs. Rosalba Vasquez passed away on Monday, November 1, 2021, at the age of 84. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Eleazar Lopez, assigned to the Airport IAH Division. Graveside services were held in Santa Teresa Cemetery.