February

ANDERSON, OFFICER CHARLES E. (RETIRED)

Retired Firearms Examiner Charles E. Anderson Sr. passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at the age of 92. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Sharon L. Anderson. Officer Anderson joined the Houston Police Department on December 29, 1962, Academy Class No. BC1. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Identification and Crime Lab Divisions. He then retired on January 9, 1998.  Services were held January 21.

ANDERSON, GEORGE WILSON

Mr. George Wilson Anderson passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022, at the age of 76. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Calandra M. Broussard, assigned to the Employee Services Division. Services were held January 22 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

BONILLA, GLORIA GALINDO

Mrs. Gloria Galindo Bonilla passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at the age of 95. She is the mother-in-law of Senior Staff Analyst (Executive Level) Joe L. Puente, assigned to the Office of Executive Chief. She is also the mother of retired Administrative Associate Patricia B. Puente, who was last assigned to the Support Services Command Administration Division until her retirement on March 28, 1998. Services were held February 2 with burial in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.

BORSARELLI, LYNDA S.

Retired Microcomputer Analyst Lynda S. Borsarelli passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at the age of 69. She joined the Houston Police Department on October 31, 1996. During her tenure with the department, she was assigned to the Auto Theft Division, Identification Division and Office of Technology Services. Microcomputer Analyst Borsarelli retired on June 1, 2016.

Services were held January 22.

BROWN, SENIOR POLICE OFFICER RALPH (RETIRED)

Retired Senior Police Officer Ralph Brown passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at the age of 70. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Linda Brown. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. He started his law enforcement career with the City of Houston Airport Police Department on May 20, 1992. The City of Houston Airport Police Department merged with the Houston Police Department on November 21, 1992. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Airport Hobby Division and Westside Division. Senior Police Officer Brown retired on May 11, 2013. Services were held February 1 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

CISNEROS, DANIEL

Mr. Daniel Cisneros Jr. passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at the age of 66. He is the brother of retired Senior Police Officer Dolores C. Leal who was last assigned to the North Division until her retirement on May 22, 2004 and the brother-in-law of Senior Police Officer Ernest Leal Jr. who Died in the Line of Duty on November 27, 2020.

A private memorial service was held.

CRAWFORD, GLENDA K.

Retired Senior Computer Operator Glenda K. Crawford passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at the age of 75. She joined the Houston Police Department on October 8, 1982. During her tenure with the department, she was assigned to the Records Division, Training Division, North Division, and the Office of Technology Services. Senior Computer Operator Crawford retired on November 29, 2003.

DIAZ, FRANCES

Mrs. Frances Diaz passed away on Monday, January 17, 2022, at the age of 93. She is the mother of retired Senior Data Entry Operator Florence D. Montemayor who was last assigned to the Risk Management Division until her retirement on May 1, 2021. She is also the grandmother of Police Officer Julian M. Montemayor, assigned to the North Division and the mother-in-law of Commander Megan E. Howard, assigned to the Tactical Operations Division. Services were held January 28 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

ESPADIN, LUPITA R.

Mrs. Lupita R. Espadin passed away on Monday, January 3, 2022, at the age of 87. She is the grandmother of Senior Office Assistant Krystal E. Hernandez, assigned to the Homeland Security Command. Services were held January 11 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

GEMMILL, WILLIAM W.

Mr. William W. Gemmill passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at the age of 87. He is the grandfather of Police Officer Elizabeth L. Gemmill, assigned to the Clear Lake Division. Services were held February 1 with burial Forest Park East Cemetery.

HAUN, CAPT. RICHARD E. (RETIRED)

Retired Captain Richard E. Haun passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at the age of 78. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carolyn J. Haun. Captain Haun began his law enforcement career on September 13, 1984 with the City of Houston Airport Police Department. On November 20, 1992, the Airport Police Department merged with the Houston Police Department where Captain Haun was assigned to the Airport Division – Hobby until his retirement on August 28, 2004. Services were held January 14 with burial in Highlands.

JAMES, SARA L.

Retired Senior Human Resources Specialist Sara L. James, passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021, at the age of 84. She was a Veteran of the United States Army. She is the mother of Sergeant Jonathan K. James, assigned to the Northeast Division; and mother-in-law of Senior Police Officer Kiedra L. James, assigned to the Kingwood Division. She joined the Houston Police Department on October 7, 1985. During her tenure with the department, she was assigned to the Employment Services Division, Personnel Division, Administration Office, and Alternative Dispute Resolutions. Senior Human Resources Specialist James retired on December 1, 2001.

Services were held January 12 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

JENNINGS, SGT. ROBERT A. (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Robert A. Jennings passed away on Saturday, December 25, 2021, at the age of 72. He joined the Houston Police Department on January 13, 1969, Academy Class No. 40. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Jail, Training, Special Operations, Emergency Communications, and Central Divisions. Sergeant Jennings retired on May 16, 2009.

Services were held January 8.

JOHNSON, OFFICER ELIJAH JR. (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer Elijah Johnson, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at the age of 79. He is survived by his wife Mamie Johnson. Officer Johnson joined the Houston Police Department on November 13, 1972, Academy Class No. 57. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Vice, Emergency Communications, Central, and Westside Divisions. Officer Johnson retired on March 5, 1993. Services were held January 5 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

MALDONADO, ANTHONY

Mr. Anthony Mario Maldonado passed away on Monday, January 17, 2022, at the age of 41. He is the father of Police Officer Marc A. Maldonado, assigned to the Southeast Division. Services were held January 22 with burial in Caldwell County.

MORAN, SGT. DANA F. (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Dana F. Moran passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at the age of 64. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lori A. Moran. Sergeant Moran joined the Houston Police Department on November 2, 1981, Academy Class No. 101. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Southwest Division, Jail Division, Westside Division, Crime Analysis Division, Narcotics Division, Inspections Division, Internal Affairs Division, Northeast Division and the Kingwood Division until his retirement on December 22, 2012. Services were held January 10 with burial in Milford, Massachusetts.

NABORS, JACK W.

Mr. Jack W. Nabors passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022, at the age of 85. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Barton W. Nabors, assigned to the Homicide Division and grandfather of Police Officer Dylan A. Nabors, assigned to the Criminal Intelligence Division. Services were held January 22.

PALMER, MICHAEL

Mr. Michael Palmer passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at the age of 79. He is the father of Evidence Technician Supervisor Kerry M. Palmer of the Property Division. Services were held January 27.

PHILLIPS, CHARLIE MAE

Mrs. Charlie Mae Phillips passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at the age of 87. She is the mother of retired Senior Police Officer Lashea D. Phillips who was last assigned to the Crime Analysis and Command Center until her retirement on July 29, 2017. Services were held December 29. 

PHILSON, VIRGINIA

Mrs. Virginia Philson passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at the age of 102. She is the grandmother of Senior Detective Kimberly Y. King, assigned to the Narcotics Division. Services were held January 8 with burial in Paradise North Cemetery.

PRECIADO, SENIOR POLICE OFFICER NORBERTO “BERT” (RETIRED)

Retired Senior Police Officer Norberto “Bert” A. Preciado, Jr. passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at the age of 70. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Preciado. He started his law enforcement career with the City of Houston Marshal on November 7, 1983. The City Marshal merge with the Houston Police Department on November 21, 1992. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Marshal Division, Southwest Division, and Westside Division. Senior Police Officer Preciado retired on November 29, 2014.  Services were held January 21 with burial in Memorial Oaks Cemetery.

RAMIREZ, LIONEL

Mr. Leonel Ramirez passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at the age of 86. He is the grandfather of Police Officer Ashley N. Romo, assigned to the Mental Health Division. Services were held January 23 with burial in Brookside Memorial Park.

ROSE, OFFICER JOE J. (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer Joe J. Rose passed away on Friday, January 21, 2022, at the age of 92. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Patricia A. Rose. Officer Rose, who was also a Veteran of the United States Navy, joined the Houston Police Department on September 8, 1958, Academy Class No. 19. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Patrol Bureau, Traffic Enforcement Division, Criminal Intelligence Division, Traffic Point Control Division and Helicopter Patrol until his retirement on January 21, 1983. Services were held Feb. 4 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

SANDOVAL, ROBERTO “BOBBY”

Mr. Roberto “Bobby” Sandoval passed away on Friday, January 21, 2022, at the age of 69. He is the father of Police Officer Ryan D. Sandoval, assigned to the Downtown Division. Services were held February 3 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

SLIVA, VIVIAN IONE

Mrs. Vivian Ione Sliva passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at the age of 84. She is the wife of retired Sergeant Emil A. Sliva who was last assigned to the Accident Division until his retirement on July 29, 1978. Services were held January 15 with burial in Matagorda County.

SUMMONS, 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.

URNER, PHILLIP C.

Mr. Phillip C. Turner passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022, at the age of 81. He is the father of Sergeant Rhonda D. Turner of the Airport Hobby Division. Services were held January 14 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

UPTON, SENIOR POLICE OFFICER JOHN C. (RETIRED)

Retired Senior Police Officer John C. Upton passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at the age of 66. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lori Upton. Officer Upton 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 and the Westside Division until his retirement on April 27, 2013. Services were held January 27.

WALDEN, IDABEL W.

Mrs. Idabel W. Walden passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at the age of 92. She is preceded in death by her husband, Retired Police Officer Willard L. Walden, who passed away on May 8, 2013. Services were held January 7 with burial in Hollywood Cemetery.

WHITE, LOYCE VIRGINIA

Mrs. Loyce Virginia White passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at the age of 91. She is the mother of Administrative Associate Delinda S. Wilker, assigned to the Homicide Division. Services were held January 3 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

WHILLOCK, JACK “JACKIE”

Mr. Jack “Jackie” Whillock passed away on Monday, December 20, 2021, at the age of 79. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Holly A. Whillock of the Investigative & Special Operations Division. He is also the father-in-law of Retired Assistant Police Chief Mary E. Lentshke, who retired in 2016.