October

ADAMS, MRS. NOBLE

Mrs. Nobie J. Adams passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at the age of 66. She is the mother of Lieutenant J’Marcus C. Adams, assigned to the Internal Affairs Division. Services were held September 18  with burial in Cuero.

BEREGSZASZY, LASZLO J.

Deputy Administrator Laszlo J. Beregszaszy passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at the age of 73. He was the father of Senior Evidence Technician Christopher Beregszaszy of the Property Division. Laszlo J. Beregszaszy joined the Houston Police Department on February 22, 1971 Academy Class No. BC1. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Crime Lab and Identification Divisions. He retired on February 24, 2006. Services were held September 13 with burial in Lampasas.

BURKHAM, OFFICER NORMA J. (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer Norma J. Burkham passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021, at the age of 82. She is preceded in death by her husband, Police Officer Walter Burkham, who passed way in 1992. She joined the Houston Police Department on December 12, 1962 as a Clerk I. On October 15, 1973, she was assigned as a Parking Monitor. On November 11, 1974, she became a member of Police Academy Class No. 67. During her tenure with the department, she was assigned to the Traffic and Accident, Community Services, and Personnel Divisions. Police Officer Burkham retired on March 11, 1988. Graveside services were held October 2 in Forest Park East Cemetery.

CASTLE, HENRY

Mr. Henry Castle passed away on Monday, August 23, 2021, at the age of 64. He is the husband of Senior Customer Service Clerk Muriel Hughes-Castle, assigned to the Records Division. Services were held September 20.

CRAWFORD, RICHARD KEVIN

Mr. Richard Kevin Crawford passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at the age of 43. He is the brother of Senior Police Officer Chad J. Crawford, assigned to the Narcotics Division. Services were held September 25.

FAULK, SGT. BENNIE D. (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Bennie D. Faulk passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at the age of 83. He is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ann Faulk. He joined the Houston Police Department on October 17, 1960, Academy Class No. 24. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the North, Jail, Central, and South Central Divisions. Sergeant Faulk retired on February 25, 1995. Services were held September 25 in Katy Magnolia Cemetery.

FLORES, SGT. VICTOR JR. (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Victor Flores Jr. passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021, at the age of 62. He is survived by his wife Juanita Flores. Sergeant Flores joined the Houston Police Department on November 19, 1979 Academy Class No. 89. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the North, Northeast, Central, Jail, South Central, and Eastside Divisions until his retirement on March 25, 2016. Services were held October 2 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

HENDERSON, DOUGLAS

Mr. Douglas Henderson passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at the age of 58. He is the brother of Word Processor Denise K. Henderson of the Northwest Division. Services were held September 18 in Bastrop.

HOLDEN, LINDA LOU

Mrs. Linda Lou Holden passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at the age of 78. She is the mother of Sergeant Richard A. Holden, assigned to the Emergency Communications Division. She is also the mother-in-law of retired Senior Police Officer Angela M. Holden, who retired on February 2, 2013. Services were held September 23 in Conroe.

JAGODA, MS. LAKSHMI C.

Ms. Lakshmi C. Jagoda passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at the age of 86. She is the mother of Administrative Associate Thamara S. Pathiranage of the Records Division. Services were held August 29.

JOHNS, OFFICER ANTHONY “TJ”

Police Officer Anthony “TJ” Johns Jr., assigned to the North Division, passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at the age of 39. Officer Johns joined the Houston Police Department on January 31, 2005, Academy Class No. 184. During his career with the department, he was also assigned to the Gang Division and the Narcotics Division. Services were held September 7 with burial in The Woodlands Cemetery.

KILGORE, OFFICER JOHN M. (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer John M. Killgore passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at the age of 88. Officer Killgore, who was also a Veteran of the United States Army, joined the Houston Police Department on June 1, 1959, Academy Class No. 21. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Central Division, Northwest Division and the Jail Division until his retirement on March 31, 1989. Services were held September 28 with burial in Woodlawn Garden of Memories Cemetery.

MORA, MRS. ORALIA OCHOA

Mrs. Oralia Ochoa Mora passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at the age of 89. She is the mother of retired Senior Police Officer Frank G. Mora Sr. who was last assigned to the Burglary and Theft Division until his retirement on July 24, 2010. She is also the grandmother of DWI Technician Crystal E. Chadwick, assigned to the Joint Processing Center Unit and Mobility Service Officer Samantha A. Mendoza, assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division. Services were held September 9.

NELIUS, KAREN KAY

Mrs. Karen Kay Nelius passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at the age of 64. She is the wife of retired Senior Police Officer Dennis R. Nelius who was last assigned to the Narcotics Division until his retirement on November 1, 2008. Services were held October 2.

PERALES, SENIOR POLICE OFFICER MATT S. (RETIRED)

Retired Senior Police Officer Matt S. Perales Jr. passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at the age of 74. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia E. Perales. He is also the father-in-law of Senior Police Officer Joe Ramos III, assigned to the Training Division, and the cousin of retired Assistant Police Chief Daniel S. Perales. Officer Perales joined the Houston Police Department on April 3, 1972, Academy Class No. 54 and was also a Veteran of the United States Air Force. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Central Division, Burglary and Theft Division, Personnel Division and the Employee Services Division until his retirement on October 1, 2011. Services were held September 16.

ROHUS, BRADFORD

Mr. Bradford Rohus passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021, at the age of 74. He is the stepfather of Senior Police Officer Reginald W. Gilbert of the Traffic Enforcement Division.

Services were scheduled for October 9 with burial in Brookside Funeral Home & Memories Park.

SEALE, MRS. PATRICIA A.

Mrs. Patricia A. Seale Rogers passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at the age of 88. She is the wife of Retired Police Officer Edward C. Rogers, who passed away in 2005. She is also the mother of Retired Senior Police Officer David L. Rogers, retired 2011, and mother-in-law of Retired Senior Police Officer Rebecca J. Rogers, retired 2006. Services were scheduled for October 5 with burial in Brookside Memorial Cemetery.

SHORT, SENIOR POLICE OFFICER SCOTT (RETIRED)

Retired Senior Police Officer Scott A. Short passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021, at the age of 73. He is survived by his wife Miliza Short. Officer Scott joined the Houston Police Department on August 28, 1967 Academy Class No. 36. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Southwest Division until his retirement on January 18, 2005.

TREVINO, MRS. VIVIAN

Mrs. Vivian Trevino passed away on Monday, August 30, 2021, at the age of 75. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Emma Y. Rodriguez, assigned to the Special Victims Division, and the mother-in-law of Sergeant Mario A. Rodriguez, assigned to the Vice Division. Services were held September 4.

WALSCHBURGER, SGT. FREDERICK H. (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Frederick H. Walschburger passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at the age of 84. He was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He joined the Houston Police Department on June 1, 1959, Academy Class No. 21. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Traffic and Accident, Central, Southeast, Narcotics, and Training Divisions. Sergeant Walschburger retired on January 4, 1988. Services were held September 9 with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

WATSON, MS. JOHNNIE M.

Ms. Johnnie M. Watson  passed away on Monday, August 16, 2021, at the age of 74. She is the grandmother of Administrative Assistant Christa M. McDuell of the Burglary & Theft Division.

Services were held September 4 in Brandon, Mississippi.

WATSON, MRS. THELMA J.

Mrs. Thelma J. Watson passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at the age of 52. She is the wife of Senior Police Officer Derrick O. Watson of the Northeast Division. Services were held September 18 in Huntsville.

WILTZ, RODNEY J.

Mr. Rodney J. Wiltz passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at the age of 71. He is the brother of Senior Office Assistant Kaysangia Y. Mullen of the Criminal Intelligence Division.

The funeral service and burial were private.