July

BANKS

Mr. Cedric D. Banks passed away on Friday, June 4, 2021, at the age of 59. He is the father of Police Officer Karen R. Banks, assigned to the Northeast Division. Services were held June 11 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

BLOUNT

Retired Police Officer Ralph E. Blount passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at the age of 71. He is survived by his wife, retired Senior Office Assistant Donna P. Blount, who was last assigned to the Training Division until her retirement on July 19, 1997.  He is a Veteran of the United States Army. He joined the Houston Police Department on January 24, 1972, Academy Class No. 53. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Jail, Northeast and Training Divisions. Police Officer Blount retired on April 10, 1993. Services were held June 7.

COUVILLON

Mr. James Couvillon passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at the age of 64. He is the step-father of Police Officer Matthew G. Langford, assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division. Services were held June 3.

DAVIS

Retired Detective Robert Donald Davis passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at the age of 84. He is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley J. Davis. He joined the Houston Police Department on September 8, 1958, Academy Class No. 19. Detective Davis retired on May 3, 1979. Services were held June 9 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

FIELDER

Mrs. Linda Faye Fielder passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at the age of 74. She is the wife of Retired Police Officer Wesley C. Fielder, who retired on January 23, 1992. Services were held June 4 with burial in Huntington, Texas.

FLORES

Mrs. Yolanda V. Flores passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at the age of 77. She is the mother of Sergeant Danny Flores, assigned to the Northeast Division and Senior Police Officer Joe A. Flores, assigned to the Office of Planning & Data Governance.

GRYMES

Retired Police Officer Gregory W. Grymes passed away on Monday, May 17, 2021, at the age of 65. He joined the Houston Police Department on January 7, 1977, Academy Class #77. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the North, Jail, Special Operations, Emergency Communications, Southwest, and Westside Divisions. Police Officer Grymes retired on January 9, 1999. Services were held June 12.

JONES, ADRIAN

Mr. Adrian Jones, Jr. passed away on Wednesday , June 9, 2021, at the age of 25. He is the son of Administrative Associate Candace Knox, assigned to the Records Division. He is also the nephew of Senior Police Officer C.J. Barnes, assigned to the Employee Services Division, and of Retired Senior Human Resources Specialist Debra M. Bias.

JONES, ARIZONA

Ms. Arizona Jones passed away on Friday, May 28, 2021, at the age of 75. She is the mother of Senior Customer Service Clerk Diana M. Shepherd, assigned to the Records Division. Services were held June 12 with burial in Paradise Cemetery North.

LAND

Mr. Harold D. Land passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at the age of 88. He is the father of Sergeant Kimberly L. Perales, assigned to the Criminal Intelligence Division and the father-in-law of Sergeant Michael A. Perales, assigned to the Narcotics Division. Services were held June 7 in Crockett.

LUMPKIN

Retired Assistant Chief Brian J. Lumpkin passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at the age of 62. He started his law enforcement career with the City of North Wildwood Police Department, in New Jersey, on June 11, 1979. He joined the Houston Police Department on February 8, 1982, Academy Class No. 103. He was assigned to the Northeast, Emergency Communications, Southwest, Southeast, Criminal Intelligence and South Gessner Divisions. On May 8, 2004, he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief. As such, he was in command of the Neighborhood Protection, Internal Investigations, Organizational Development, North Patrol and East Patrol Commands. Assistant Chief Lumpkin retired on April 27, 2013. Services were held June 5.

MALONE

Retired Police Officer Charles G. Malone passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Malone. He joined the Houston Police Department on December 29, 1958, Academy Class No. 20. Police Officer Malone retired on August 18, 1981.

MAUSER

Mrs. Irene Alice Mouser passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at the age of 93. She is preceded in death by her husband, retired Deputy Chief Leroy Mouser, who retired from the department on June 18, 1976 and passed away on April 15, 2003. Services were held June 18 with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

MUSHINSKI

Mrs. Michele Mushinski passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at the age of 57. She is the wife of Senior Police Officer James A. Mushinski, assigned to the Vehicular Crimes Division. Services were held June 28 in Magnolia.

NGUYEN

Mr. Hy V. Nguyen passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at the age of 93. He is the father-in-law of Commander Nhatthien Nguyen of the Northwest Division. Services were held June 26 with burial in Baton Rouge.

PHAM

Mrs. Kieu-Hanh Luong Pham passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at the age of 48. She is the wife of Senior Police Officer Waiming Seto, assigned to the Downtown Division. Services were held June 5 with burial in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

ROBLES

Mrs. Yolanda Ramona Robles passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at the age of 76. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Peter Robles, assigned to the Clear Lake Division. Services were held June 21.

SCOTT

Mrs. Earline Scott passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021, at the age of 85. She is the grandmother of Administrative Associate Charles E. Missouria, assigned to the Burglary and Theft Division. Services were held June 7 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

SHOFNER

Retired Police Officer Morris D. Shofner passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at the age of 86. He is preceded in death by his wife, Nell Shofner and his brother, retired Detective Martin Q. Shofner, who passed away on September 14, 2020. He is also the brother of retired Sergeant Carl N. Shofner, who retired on March 31, 1989 and the uncle of retired Sergeant Derek S. Shofner, who retired on March 11, 2017. Officer Shofner joined the Houston Police Department on October 17, 1960, Academy Class No. 24. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Special Operations Division, Property Division and the Personnel Division until his retirement on March 10, 1988. Services were held June 4 with burial in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.

VALIARE

Mr. Winson Valiare passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at the age of 80. He is the father of Major Assaults and Family Violence Division Commander Kevin J. Deese. He is also the father-in-law of Senior Police Officer Lavon J. Laugermann-Deese, assigned to the Vice Division. Services were held Jun3 17 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

VAN

Mrs. Nen Thi Kim Van passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at the age of 38. She is the wife of Sergeant Tri T. Van, assigned to the Westside Division. Services were held June 11 with burial in South Park Cemetery.

WALTMAN

Mr. Donald Edward Waltman passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the age of 78. He is the brother of Senior Police Officer Ann E. Waltman, assigned to the Central Division. Services were held June 21.

WELSHONS

Retired Sergeant Joel A. Welshons passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at the age of 69. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Deborah Ann Welshons. Sergeant Welshons joined the Houston Police Department on the June 28, 1982, Academy Class No. 106. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Central Division, Jail Division, South Central Division, Emergency Communications Division and the Internal Affairs Division until his retirement on May 26, 2012. Services were held June 26.

WILLIAMS

Mrs. Lovenia Williams passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at the age of 83. She is the mother of Retired Senior Police Officer Kevin W. Williams, who retired on May 15, 2021. Services were held June 10 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.