June

ABAD, CARMEN

Mrs. Carmen Abad passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at the age of 79. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Xavier Abad, assigned to the Recruiting Division and the mother-in-law of Senior Police Officer Johanna G. Abad, assigned to the Training Division. Services were held May 26 with burial in Klein Memorial Park CyFair Northwest.

BELTRAN, GABINO

Mr. Gabino Beltran, Jr. passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022, at the age of 47. He is the son of Administrative Assistant Susan C. Beltran, assigned to the Office of Planning and Data Governance. Services were held May 23 with burial in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

CARLOS, OFFICER DAVID H. (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer David H. Carlos passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the age of 80. His wife Joyce Carlos survives him. Officer Carlos joined the Houston Police Department on November 8, 1965, Academy Class No. 32. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Northwest, Jail, Emergency Communications, and Northeast Divisions until his retirement on March 4, 1988.

CHERAMIE, MARIA

Mrs. Maria Cheramie passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at the age of 72. She is the mother of Administrative Specialist Katherine “Katie” Luna, assigned to the Recruiting Division; and sister of Retired Programmer Analyst II Rita D. Hebert, who retired on December 30, 2006, out of the Office of Technology Services.  Private services were held.

DeBOISSIERE, SENIOR POLICE OFFICER ROBERT A. (RETIRED)

Retired Senior Police Officer Robert A. DeBoissiere passed away on Monday, April 25, 2022, at the age of 75. He is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He joined the Houston Police Department on August 26, 1968, Academy Class No. 39. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Central, Traffic and Accident, Traffic Enforcement, and Vehicular Crimes Divisions. Senior Police Officer DeBoissiere retired on November 6, 2009. Services were held May 13 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

GARTMAN, SGT. RAYMOND E. (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Raymond E. Gartman passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at the age of 85. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sue Gartman. He was a Veteran of the United States Coast Guard. He joined the Houston Police Department on November 6, 1961, Academy Class No. 25. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Traffic and Accident, Auto Theft, Burglary and Theft, and Major Offenders Divisions. Sergeant Gartman retired on March 27, 2004. Graveside services were held May 14 in Lucedale, Mississippi.

HALL, ALISA

Ms. Alisa D. Hall passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022, at the age of 64. She is the sister of Senior Police Officer Donald R. Lightener, Jr., assigned to the Downtown Division. Services were held May 14 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

JENKINS, GEORGIA C.

Ms. Georgia C. Jenkins passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at the age of 77. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Christopher L. Jenkins of the Property Division. Services were held May 26 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

KIMBLE, DETECTIVE WILFORD L. (RETIRED)

Retired Detective Wilford L. Kimble passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at the age of 92. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Deeana Kimble. Officer Kimble, who was a Veteran of the United States Army, joined the Houston Police Department on February 23, 1953, Academy Class No. 9. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Radio Patrol Division, Narcotics Division, Vice Division and the Burglary and Theft Division until his retirement on March 15, 1977. Services were held May 14 in Kerrville.

KUNG, SGT. PHILIP (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Phillip Kung passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the age of 53. His wife Yan Kung survives him. Sergeant Kung joined the Houston Police Department on June 20, 1994, Academy Class No. 159. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Northeast, Central, Vehicular Crimes, and Traffic Enforcement Divisions until his retirement on February 20, 2021. Services were held May 24 with burial in Forest Park Westhiemer Cemetery.

MILLER, CARLOS SR.

Mr. Carlos Miller, Sr. passed away on Monday, May 9, 2022, at the age of 74. He is the father of Lieutenant Carlos E. Miller, Jr., assigned to the Southwest Division. Graveside services were held May 23 in Dallas.

PHAM, PHUNG KY

Mr. Phung Ky Pham passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at the age of 89. He is the father of Sergeant Huan K. Pham, assigned to the Midwest Division and Police Officer Vien Pham, assigned to the Westside Division. He is also the grandfather of Police Officer Tony Huynh, assigned to the Westside Division. Services were scheduled to be held in Vietnam.

THARLING, LT. ALLEN E. (RETIRED)

Retired Lieutenant Allen E. Tharling passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at the age of 79. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Lou Tharling. He is a Veteran of the United States Army. He joined the Houston Police Department on October 6, 1969, Academy Class No. 42. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Central, Northwest, and Robbery Divisions. Lieutenant Tharling retired on July 30, 1994. Services were held May 9 in Richardson.

TIDWELL, PATSY JANE

Mrs. Patsy Jane Tidwell passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022, at the age of 86. She is the mother of Retired Senior Police Officer Patti L. Matson, who retired on January 22, 2011, out of the Narcotics Division; mother-in-law of Retired Sergeant Nicholas “Nick” Matson, who retired on September 26, 2015, out of the Property Division; and grandmother of Sergeant Nicholas J. Matson, III, assigned to the Patrol Region 1 Command. Services were held May 19.

TURNER, KENNETH “KENNY” A.

Mr. Kenneth “Kenny” A. Turner passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Jeremy D. Turner, assigned to the Homicide Division; and uncle by marriage of Retired Sergeant Arturo “Hito” Bazan, who retired on December 21, 2021. Services were held May 14 in Conroe.