July

ALSUP, CAPT. LELAND B. (RETIRED)

Retired Captain Leland B. Alsup passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at the age of 92. He joined the Houston Police Department on September 8, 1958, Academy Class No. 19. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Central Division, Jail Division, Special Operations Division, Northwest Division, Narcotics Division, Southwest Division and the Southeast Division until his retirement on January 7, 1986. Services were held June 25 with burial in South Park Cemetery.

ANDERSON, BRENT

Mr. Brent Anderson passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at the age of 60. He is the father of Detective Jessica L. Bruzas, assigned to the Robbery Division. Services were held July 7 in College Station.

BARRINGER, OFFICER GEORGE “BUDDY” (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer George “Buddy” Barringer passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at the age of 75. His wife Sunny Barringer survives him. Officer Barringer joined the Houston Police Department on January 4, 1965, Academy Class No. 31. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Criminal Intelligence, Fleet Unit, and Special Operations Divisions until his retirement on January 8, 1987. Services were held June 8 in College Station.

BOND, SGT. VICTOR R. (RETIRED)

Retired Harris County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Victor R. Bond passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at the age of 70. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Brandon M. Bond, assigned to the Narcotics Division.

CHANCE, REBECCA

Mrs. Rebecca Chance passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at the age of 67. She is the wife of Retired Police Officer Wendell R. Chance, who retired on April 15, 2000, out of the Auto Theft Division. Services were held June 15 with burial in Mount Herman Cemetery in Shelby County.

DAILY, STEPHANIE N.

Ms. Stephanie N. Daily passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at the age of 30. She is the sister of Police Officer John P. Daily of the Southeast Division and Police Officer Michael O. Daily of the North Division. Services were held July 1.

DAWSON, PATRICIA E.

Administrative Specialist Patricia E. Dawson assigned to the Property and Financial Crimes Division passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the age of 55. She began her career with the Houston Police Department on August 16, 2021. Services were held June 25 in Plaquemine, Louisiana.

DURAN, OFFICER JOSE A.

Police Officer Jose A. Duran, who is assigned to the Southeast Division, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at the age of 40. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Erica Pavon. He joined the Houston Police Department on April 3, 2017, Academy Class No. 232. During his tenure with the department, he was also assigned to the Eastside Division.

FIKES, GWYNNE

Mrs. Gwynne Fikes passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at the age of 72. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Wesley J. Fikes, assigned to the Training Division. Services were held June 11.

McDUELL, GENEVIA

Mrs. Genevia McDuell passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at the age of 84. She is the mother of retired Sergeant Nathan J. McDuell who was last assigned to the Employee Services Division until his retirement on June 25, 2011. She is also the grandmother of Administrative Associate Christa M. McDuell, assigned to the Property and Financial Crimes Division. Services were held June 16 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

NORMAN, SGT. BENJAMIN W. (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Benjamin W. Norman passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at the age of 86. Sergeant Norman joined the Houston Police Department on December 29, 1958, Academy Class No. 20. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Central Division, Burglary and Theft Division and the Major Offenders Division until his retirement on September 10, 2016. Services were held June 7 with burial in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

SALINAS, ASCENCION

Mrs. Ascencion Salinas passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at the age of 97. She is the grandmother of Police Officer Hector M. Cardenas, assigned to the Clear Lake Division. Services were held June 29.

TEXTER, DETECTIVE DONAL W. (RETIRED)

Retired Detective Donald W. Texter passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at the age of 88. He is preceded in death by his wife, Faye Sanders Texter. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy. He joined the Houston Police Department on December 28, 1959, Academy Class No. 23. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Northeast, Auto Theft, and Burglary & Theft Divisions. Detective Texter retired on January 12, 1984. Services were held June 14.

THOMAS, WINONA C.

Mrs. Winona C. Thomas passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022, at the age of 93. She is the mother of Retired Microcomputer Analyst Peggy L. Morris, who retired on October 13, 2018, out of the Office of Technology Services. Services were scheduled for July 8.

WALLACE, JOYCE ELAINE

Ms. Joyce Elaine Wallace passed away on Monday, June 20, 2022, at the age of 61. She is the sister of Retired Senior Police Officer Wade M. Wallace, who retired on January 28, 2006, out of the Vehicular Crimes Division. Services were held June 23 with burial in South Park Cemetery in Pearland.

WARD, OFFICER JERALD L. (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer Jerald L. Ward passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at the age of 96. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Thelma Christine Ward. He is a Veteran of the United States Navy. He joined the Houston Police Department on November 21, 1955, Academy Class No. 13. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division, Patrol Bureau, and Jail Division. Police Officer Ward retired on March 6, 1976.