June

Anderson, George H. (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer George H. Anderson passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the age of 82. He joined the Houston Police Department on December 28, 1962, Academy Class #27. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Central and Northwest Divisions. Police Officer Anderson retired on November 1, 2000.

Funeral Service was held at Shafer Funeral Home on Saturday, June 15, 2024.  Burial followed at Old Union Cemetery.

Beregszaszy, Penny Kay

Mrs. Penny Kay Beregszaszy passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at the age of 67. She is preceded in death by her husband, Retired Deputy Administrator Laszlo J. Beregszaszy, who passed away on September 8, 2021. She is also the mother of Senior Evidence Technician Christopher Beregszaszy, assigned to the Property Division.

A Graveside Service was held at Oak Hill Cemetery on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

Sergeant Brown, Gene E. (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Gene E. Brown passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife Sylvia A. Brown. Sergeant Brown joined the Houston Police Department on October 5, 1964, Academy Class #31. During his entire tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Special Operations Division until his retirement on July 25, 1988.

A Funeral Service was held at Oatmeal Church of Christ on Saturday, June 22, 2024.

Cuellar, Elias

Mr. Elias Cuellar passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at the age of 69. He is the father of Administrative Associate Christina A. Cuellar, assigned to the Property and Financial Crimes Division. He is also the father-in-law of Evidence Technician Supervisor Antonio Torres, assigned to the Property Division.

A visitation was held before the funeral service at Guardian Angel Funeral Home on Friday, May 31, 2024.

Duron, Linda Kay Guillen

Mrs. Linda Kay Guillen Duron passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2024, at the age of 76. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Guadalupe N. Duron Jr., assigned to the Office of Planning and Data Governance. She is also the aunt of Senior Police Officer Sidia M. Duron, assigned to the Special Operations Division, Police Officer Denise D. Rojas, assigned to the Southeast Division and Police Officer Michael R. Duron, assigned to the Tactical Operations Division.

A visitation was held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 and a rosary was recited.

Funeral services were held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Interment followed at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

Garcia, Jessie J. (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer Jessie J. Garcia passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at the age of 65. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Stacy L. Garcia. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. He joined the Houston Police Department on April 4, 1983, Academy Class #112. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Northwest, North, and Central Divisions. Police Officer Garcia retired on August 28, 2004.

A Memorial Service was held at La Hacienda Banquet Hall on Sunday, June 9, 2024.

Garza, Maria Evangelina

Mrs. Maria Evangelina Garza passed away on Friday, May 24, 2024, at the age of 94. She is the mother of Retired Police Officer Gloria G. Rodriguez who retired on November 6, 2004, and the mother-in-law of Retired Sergeant Rogelio Rodriguez who retired on June 16, 2017. She is also the grandmother of Assistant Chief Adrian Rodriguez who is assigned to the Patrol Region 2 Command and Sergeant Rogelio Rodriguez Jr. who is assigned to the Office of Planning & Data Governance.

A Visitation was held at Funeraria Del Angel Crespo Navigation on Monday, June 3, 2024.

A Funeral Service was held at Funeraria Del Angel Crespo Navigation on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Burial followed at South Park Cemetery.

Hernandez, Oscar

Mr. Oscar Hernandez passed away on Monday, May 6, 2024, at the age of 64. He is the father-in-law of Senior Police Officer Andrew P. Williams assigned to the Major Assaults & Family Violence Division.

A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Lewis, Janet F. (RETIRED)

Retired Police Service Officer Janet F. Lewis passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at the age of 81. She is preceded in death by her husband, Municipal Courts Security Officer Harold J. Lewis, who passed away on December 21, 2001. She joined the Houston Police Department on September 16, 1981, as a Police Data Clerk. During her tenure with the department, she was assigned to the Records, Homicide, Training, and South Central Divisions. Police Service Officer Lewis retired on March 24, 2001.

Funeral Services were held at American Heritage Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

Ramos, Daniela

Mrs. Daniela Ramos passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at the age of 35. She is the wife of Police Officer Juan “Johnny” Ramos assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division. She is also the sister-in-law of Police Officer Jesse C. Ramos assigned to the Eastside Division.

A Visitation and Rosary were held at Forest Park South Funeral Home on Monday, June 3, 2024.

Reese, Shirley Rose

Mrs. Shirley Rose Reese passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at the age of 78. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Bryan S. Reese, assigned to the Recruiting Division.

Funeral services will be held at a later date.

Rundquist, Janis Lea

Mrs. Janis Lea Rundquist passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the age of 73. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Timothy D. Roberts assigned to the Fleet Unit Division and grandmother of Police Officer Jesus I. Coronado assigned to the Southwest Division.

A Visitation was held before the Funeral Service at Klein Funeral Home Tomball on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.  Burial followed at Salem Lutheran Cemetery.

Taylor, Martin J., III

Mr. Martin J. Taylor III passed away on Friday, May 31, 2024, at the age of 88. He is the father of Retired Senior Police Officer Carol M. Trautwein who retired on November 9, 2013, and father-in-law of Senior Police Officer Michael D. Trautwein assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division.

A Memorial Service was held at Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church on Monday, June 17, 2024.

Wrenn, Peter J. (RETIRED)

Retired Senior Police Officer Peter J. Wrenn passed away on Monday, May 20, 2024, at the age of 68. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Debra A. Wrenn. Officer Wrenn began his law enforcement career on January 30, 1991 with the City of Houston Airport Police Department. On November 21, 1992, the Airport Police Department merged with the Houston Police Department where Officer Wrenn was assigned to the Airport Division – IAH and the Westside Division until his retirement on January 25, 2020.

No funeral services will be held at this time.