January

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.

BLACK, OFFICER DHARLES R. (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer Charles R. Black passed away on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at the age of 78. He is survived by his wife Mary A. Black. Officer Black is also the father of Senior Police Officer Carl R. Black of the Special Victims Division, son of Retired Police Officer Lloyd Black, brother of Retired Police Officer Norris W. Black- retired 1993, father-in-law of Retired Sergeant Philip A. Mulford- retired 2015, cousin of Police Officer Nicole Blankinship-Reeves of the Eastside Division, and cousin of Retired Senior Police Officer Gary L. Blankinship- retired 2012. Officer Black joined the Houston Police Department on October 21, 1963 Academy Class No. 29. During his tenure with the department he was assigned to the Central and Traffic/Accident Divisions. Officer Black then retired on June 1, 2003. Graveside services were held in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery on December 28.

BOOTHE, SENIOR POLICE OFFICER FREDERIC B. (RETIRED)

Retired Senior Police Officer Frederic B. Boothe passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at the age of 62. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth A. Boothe. Officer Boothe joined the Houston Police Department on May 16, 1983 Academy Class No. 113. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Southwest, Westside, and Homicide Divisions. Officer Boothe then retired on December 25, 2009. Graveside services were held in Shunchula, Alabama.

BORZA, NANCY JANE

Nancy Jane Borza passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021, at the age of 84. She is the mother of Commander Ronald J. Borza, assigned to the Major Offenders Division.

BRADSHAW, BETTIE

Mrs. Bettie Bradshaw passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at the age of 76. She is the mother of Administrative Specialist Frederick B. Bradshaw of the Chief of Police Division. She is also the mother-in-law of Administrative Aide Charlene C. Bradshaw of the Office of Planning & Data Governance Division. Services were held December 16 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

CHRISTMAN, SGT. JERRY W. (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Jerry W. Chrisman passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nancy Chrisman. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. He joined the Houston Police Department on November 12, 1963, Academy Class No. 29. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Northeast, North, Northwest, Criminal Intelligence, and Burglary and Theft Divisions. Sergeant Chrisman retired on December 8, 1984. Private graveside services were held December 13 in Wimberley.

COURY, GARY

Mr. Gary Coury passed away on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at the age of 76. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Tracy D. Campbell, assigned to the Special Victims Division. Services were held January 2 in League City.

CRAWFORD, MARY A.

Mrs. Mary A. Crawford passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2021, at the age of 76. She is the mother of Administrative Aide Charlene C. Bradshaw of the Office of Planning & Data Governance Division. She is also the mother-in-law of Administrative Specialist Frederick B. Bradshaw of the Chief of Police Division. Services were held December 30 with burial in Houston memorial Gardens.

HALE, DIANE F.

Mrs. Diane F. Hale passed away on Monday, December 13, 2021, at the age of 72. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Lee P. Hale of the Vice Division. Services were scheduled to take place in Conroe.

HERRERA, ANTONIA E.

Mrs. Antonia E. Herrera passed away on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at the age of 86. She is the mother of Lieutenant Anthony G. Herrera, assigned to the Major Assaults and Family Violence Division. Services were held December 21 with burial in Hollywood Cemetery.

JAMES, SARA

Retired Senior Human Resources Specialist Sara L. James, passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021, at the age of 84. She is the mother of Sergeant Jonathan K. James, assigned to the Northeast 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.

JOHNSON, GLORIA DEAN JONES

Mrs. Gloria Dean Jones Johnson passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at the age of 80. She is the mother of Detective Darlene D. Johnson, assigned to the Cyber and Financial Crimes Division. Services were held December 30 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

JONES, KELLY LEE

Mrs. Kelly Lee Jones passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at the age of 59. She is the wife of Senior Police Officer Terry W. Jones, assigned to the Office of Planning and Data Governance. Services were held December 10 with burial in Forest Park The Woodlands Cemetery.

JONES-SPENCER, MINNIE

Mrs. Minnie Jones-Spencer passed away on Monday, December 13, 2021, at the age of 72. She is the mother of Financial Analyst Dorcas Spencer Christian, assigned to the Office of Budget and Finance. Services were held December 27 with  burial Houston Memorial Gardens.

JORDAN, OFFICER MURRAY K. (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer Murray K. Jordan passed away on Friday, December 10, 2021, at the age of 76. He is preceded in death by his son, retired Senior Police Officer Douglas D. Davis who retired on July 9, 2011, and passed away September 26, 2012. Officer Jordan joined the Houston Police Department on May 1, 1967, Academy Class No. 35. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Central Division and the Narcotics Division until his retirement on August 21, 1987. Services were held December 16 with burial in Ore City, Upshur County, Texas.

KAUSHAL, URMIL

Mrs. Urmil Kaushal passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2021, at the age of 81. She is the mother of Senior Microcomputer Analyst Aakash “Kash” Kaushal of the Office of Technology Services Division. Services were held December 20 in Patiala, Punjab, India.

OCANAS, MARIA JUANITA

Mrs. Maria Juanita Ocanas passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at the age of 85. She is the grandmother of Police Officer Egla O. Vela of the Eastside Division and grandmother-in-law of Police Officer Ricardo V. Vela of the Gang Division. Services were held December 20 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

SALINA, STEPHEN T.

Mr. Stephen T. Salina passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at the age of 70. He is the father of Sergeant Tyler J. Salina, assigned to the Major Assaults and Family Violence Division.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring of 2022.

SHIRLEY, BILLIE

Mrs. Billie V. Shirley passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at the age of 88. She is the wife of retired Police Officer James A. Shirley, who retired on November 17, 1978. Services were held December 22 in Wimberley.

SPIRES, ANNA LOUISE

Mrs. Anna Louise Spires passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021, at the age of 83. She is the mother of Sergeant Laura B. Spires, assigned to the Auto Theft Division. Services were held December 11 with burial in Klein Memorial Park Cemetery.

STEVENS, AGNES M.

Mrs. Agnes M. Stevens passed away on Friday, December 3, 2021, at the age of 88. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Patrick J. Stevens, assigned to the Tactical Operations Division and retired Commander Jerome C. Stevens who was last assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division until his retirement on February 25, 2021. Services were to be scheduled for the spring.,

SWEARINGTON, PARIS LEE JR.

Mr. Paris Lee Swearington, Jr. passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021, at the age of 54. He is the brother of Senior Office Assistant Cherry L. Jamison of the Mental Health Division. Services were held December 4 with burial in Paradise Cemetery North.

TATE, RALPH L.

Mr. Ralph L. Tate passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at the age of 86. He is the father of Police Administrator Dr. Stephen L. Tate of the Psychological Services Division. Services were scheduled for Gilboa, Ohio.

THOMPSON, SGT. DONALD W. (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Donald W. Thompson passed away on Monday, December 20, 2021, at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife Suzanne Thompson. Sergeant Thompson joined the Houston Police Department on May 6, 1968, Academy Class No. 38. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Traffic/Accident, Air Support, Training, Northwest, Burglary & Theft, and Internal Affairs Divisions. He then retired on March 11, 1994. Services were held December 27 with burial in Klein Memorial Park Cemetery.

TREVINO, ESMERALDA

Mrs. Esmeralda Trevino passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at the age of 67. She is the wife of Retired Senior Police Officer Ernest Trevino, who retired on August 3, 2012.

Services were held December 20 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.