November

ASHFORD

Mrs. Avon Marie Ashford passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at the age of 73. She is the Mother of Senior Police Officer Darrin R. Ashford, assigned to the Office of Planning and Data Governance. Services were held October 24 with burial in Glenwood, Illinois.

BAILEY

Mr. Earl E. Bailey, Sr. passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at the age of 78. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Earl E. Bailey, II, assigned to the Special Operations Division. Services were held October 8 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

BRITTEN

Mrs. Joyce Fay Britten passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020. She is the mother of Senior Office Assistant Cassandra Britten-McClintock, assigned to the South Central Division.

Services were held October 16 with burial in Baton Rouge.

FLORES

Retired Senior Police Officer Jerry Flores passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020, at the age of 56. He joined the Houston Police Department on November 12, 1991, Academy Class No. 146. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Southeast, Central, and Gang Divisions. Senior Police Officer Flores retired on September 5, 2019. Services were held October 7 with burial in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

GUIDRY-MOORE

Financial Analyst IV Demetrious Guidry-Moore assigned to the Office of Budget and Finance passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020, at the age of 66. She is the mother of Police Officer Dominique C. Moore, assigned to the Recruiting Division and mother-in-law of Sergeant Terhea L. Moore, assigned to the Northeast Division. She is also the cousin of Senior Police Service Officer Alecia L. Austin, assigned to the Special Victims Division. Services were held October 17 with burial in Paradise Cemetery North.

JACOBS

Ms. Essie B. Jacobs passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at the age of 89. She is the grandmother of Police Officer Murphy D. Jacobs III, assigned to the Narcotics Division.

Services were held October 15 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

KENNEDY

Mrs. Lisa Renee Kennedy passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at the age of 54. She is the wife of retired Police Officer Charles E. Kennedy Jr. who was last assigned to the Central Division until his retirement on July 10, 1999. Services were held October 29 in Klein Memorial Park Cemetery.

McCALL

Mrs. Margrite McCall passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020, at the age of 100. She is the grandmother of Police Telecommunications Supervisor Darwin Glenn Johnson, assigned to the Emergency Communications Division. Services were held October 9 with burial in Memorial Gardens in Pearland.

MIRELES, ERNEST

Retired Senior Police Officer Ernest Mireles passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020, at the age of 60. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Christine D. Mireles. Officer Mireles joined the Houston Police Department on June 28, 1982, Academy Class No.106. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Jail Division and the Central Patrol Division until his retirement on December 5, 2015. Services were held October 28 with burial in Forest Park Westheimer.

MIRELES, NICOLASA

Mrs. Nicolasa Becerra Mireles passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at the age of 80. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Jose S. Mireles, assigned to the Downtown Division. She is the stepmother of retired Senior Police Officer Richard J. Mireles who retired on June 4, 2005 from the Vehicular Crimes Division, retired Senior Police Officer Robert Mireles who retired on December 31, 2016 from the Criminal Intelligence Division, retired Senior Police Officer Sebastian D. Mireles who retired on January 28, 2017 from the Traffic Enforcement Division, and retired Senior Police Officer Ernest M. Mireles who retired on March 25, 2017 from the Airport Division – IAH. She is also the grandmother of Police Officer Robert F. Garcia, assigned to the Crime Analysis and Command Center and aunt of Sergeant Guadalupe Martinez, assigned to the Burglary and Theft Division. Services were held October 8 with burial in Brookside Cemetery.

PETE

Retired Lieutenant Russel J. Pete passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at the age of 79. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. He started his law enforcement career with the City of Houston Airport Police Department on March 24, 1980. He joined the ranks of the Houston Police Department on November 20, 1992 during the merger of both departments. Throughout his law enforcement career, he was assigned to the Airport Hobby Division. Lieutenant Pete retired on October 12, 2004. Services were held October 2 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

POHLMAN

Retired Sergeant John G. Pohlman passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020, at the age of 77. He is survived by his wife, Lenora Pohlman. He joined the Houston Police Department on January 8, 1968, Academy Class No. 37. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Southwest and Narcotics Divisions. Sergeant Pohlman retired on June 17, 2017.

Services were held October 23 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

ROSAS

Mrs. Christine Rosas passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at the age of 75. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Fernando Mata, assigned to the Downtown Division.

Services were held October 23.

SCOTT

Mr. Monte Craig Scott passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020, at the age of 55. He is the brother of Senior Police Officer Margwyn W. Scott, assigned to Airport-Hobby Division.

Services were held October 10 with burial in Eastview Cemetery.

SKINNER

Mr. Undre Skinner, Sr. passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020, at the age of 56. He is the brother of Senior Police Officer Earnest Skinner, assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division-Solo Detail and brother-in-law of Senior Police Service Officer Joana Skinner, assigned to the Northeast Division. He is also the uncle of Senior Police Service Officer Anameshia Skinner, assigned to the Major Offenders Division. Services were held October 3 in Shepherd.

STARR

Mrs. Dalinda S. Starr passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at the age of 67. She is the wife of Retired Senior Police Officer Daniel W. Starr, who retired on September 23, 2016.

Services were held October 31 in Hockley.

WHALEN

Mr. Joseph T. Whalen passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020, at the age of 83. He is the father of Sergeant Laura W. Clarke, assigned to the Special Victims Division. He is also the father-in-law of retired John T. Clarke who was last assigned to the Major Offenders Division until his retirement on March 25, 2017 and retired Senior Police Officer Steven C. Rowan who was last assigned to the Gang Division until his retirement on April 21, 2018. Services were held October 8 with burial in Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Katy.

ZARAGOZA

Mr. Placido “Pye” Zaragoza passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020, at the age of 90. He is the father of Sergeant Timothy M. Zaragoza, assigned to the Special Operations Division.

Services were held October 23.