July

Agravante, Arnulfo R.

Mr. Arnulfo R. Agravante passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the age of 86. He is the grandfather of Police Officer Alexis J. Agravante assigned to the Robbery Division.

A Visitation was held at Queen of Heaven Mortuary on Monday, June 17, 2024.

A Funeral Service was held at Queen of Heaven Mortuary on Tuesday, June 18, 2024.  Burial followed at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Baker, Janet

Mrs. Janet Baker passed away on Monday, June 3, 2024, at the age of 93. She is preceded in death by her husband, retired Detective Donald I. Baker who passed away on March 4, 2017.

A visitation was held before a Celebration of Life service at Grand Oaks Church.

Calley, Arthur Louis

Mr. Arthur Louis Calley passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at the age of 88. He is the father of Sergeant Jason A. Calley assigned to the Kingwood Division and Senior Police Officer Michael P. Calley assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division.

A Funeral Service was held at Stringer and Griffin Funeral – Woodville on Saturday, June 15, 2024. Burial followed at Colmesneil Cemetery.

Carley, June Rose Halliburton

Mrs. June Rose Halliburton Carley passed away on Monday, June 24, 2024, at the age of 86. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Sheila C. Spivey assigned to the Command Center Division.

A Funeral Service was held at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home on Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Clark, Kenneth D.

Retired Automotive Service Writer Kenneth D. Clark passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at the age of 65. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sandra Clark. He joined the Houston Police Department on October 9, 1980, as a Car Attendant I. Throughout his career with the department, he was assigned to the Fleet Unit, retiring on February 25, 2006.

A viewing was held before the Funeral Service at Trinity Gardens Church of Christ on Saturday, July 6, 2024.  Burial followed at Paradise Cemetery North.

Sergeant Hairell, Jimmy (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Jimmy Hairell passed away on Monday, June 24, 2024, at the age of 81. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rickie Hairell. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. He joined the Houston Police Department on January 8, 1968, Academy Class #37. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Auto Theft, Burglary and Theft, and Northeast Divisions. Sergeant Hairell retired on March 30, 1990.

A visitation was held at American Heritage Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 2, 2024.

Funeral Services were held at American Heritage Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 3, 2024. Burial followed at the Houston National Cemetery.

Mowreader, Shirley J.

Mrs. Shirley J. Mowreader passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at the age of 99. She is preceded in death by her husband, retired Police Officer Jack W. Welch Sr. who passed away on September 25, 1959.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Preston, Darrell L.

Mr. Darrell L. Preston passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2024, at the age of 67. He is the father of Police Officer Wesley J. Preston, assigned to the Narcotics Division.

Funeral Services will be private.

Simonet-Bell, Cynthia D.

Mrs. Cynthia D. Simonet-Bell passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at the age of 56. She is the sister of Police Officer Bryan C. Simonet, assigned to the Narcotics Division.

A visitation was held before a memorial service at Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Stelwagen, John R. (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer John R. Stelwagen passed away on Friday, June 14, 2024, at the age of 77. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sharon B. Stelwagen. He joined the Houston Police Department on April 1, 1974, Academy Class #64. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Central, Special Operations, and Traffic and Accident Divisions. Police Officer Stelwagen retired on April 13, 2002.

A Celebration of Life was held at the Florence Room of the Cowan Creek Amenity Center on Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Sinclair, Cynthia Anderson

Mrs. Cynthia Anderson Sinclair passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2024, at the age of 78. She is the mother of retired Senior Police Officer Nicole S. Pike, who is currently assigned as a Video Evidence Technician assigned to the Office of Technology Services.

A visitation was held before a memorial service at Schmidt Funeral Home – Grand Parkway on Saturday, July 6, 2024.

Vaughan, Anna M. (RETIRED)

Retired Senior Police Service Officer Anna M. Vaughan passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at the age of 71. She joined the Houston Police Department on January 17, 1990, as a Police Service Officer I. During her tenure with the department, she was assigned to the Emergency Communications, Robbery, and Airport IAH Divisions. Senior Police Service Officer Vaughan retired on July 28, 2012.

A visitation was held before the Memorial Service at Waverly Station Cowboy Fellowship on Saturday, July 20, 2024.

Yorek, Chelsea

Ms. Chelsea Yorek passed away on Monday, June 17, 2024, at the age of 38. She is the daughter of retired Commander Glenn D. Yorek, who retired on January 4, 2020. She is also the niece of retired Assistant Chief Franklin E. Yorek, who passed away on November 7, 2022, retired Captain Robert W. Robertson, who retired on June 17, 2017 and the cousin of Senior Police Officer Kenneth P. Yorek, assigned to the Recruiting Division.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Zoch, Constance A.

Mrs. Constance A. Zoch passed away on Monday, June 10, 2024, at the age of 91. She is preceded in death by her husband, retired Captain Leroy N. Zoch who retired on July 20, 1987 and her brothers-in-law, retired Detective Herman A. Zoch who retired on March 31, 1983 and retired Detective Herbert P. Roeber who retired on March 31, 1980. She is also the sister-in-law of retired Lieutenant Nelson J. Zoch who was last assigned to the Homicide Division until his retirement on June 19, 2004.

A visitation was held before the funeral service at Resurrection Lutheran Church on Friday, June 14, 2024.