October

ADAMEC, MATTHEW F.

Mr. Matthew F. Adamec passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at the age of 44. He is the son of retired Senior Police Officer Frank L. Adamec who was last assigned to the Northwest Division until his retirement on December 3, 2005. Services were held September 29.

ALEXANDER, ANA

Mrs. Ana Alexander passed away on Friday, September 9, 2022, at the age of 72. She is the mother of GIS Manager Patrick Scott Alexander of the Crime Analysis & Command Center Division.

CASTILLO, ALBERTA L.

Mrs. Alberta L. Castille passed away on Monday, September 12, 2022, at the age of 88. She is the mother of Retired Senior Police Officer Gregory T. Castille, who retired on October 12, 2013. Services were held September 23 with burial in Cemetery Beautiful.

CHAPMAN, SENIOR POLICE OFFICER THOMAS J. (RETIRED)

Retired Senior Police Officer Thomas J. Chapman passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at the age of 61. Officer Chapman joined the Houston Police Department on September 21, 1981, Academy Class No. 100. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Southwest, Westside, Organizational Development Command, and Narcotics Divisions until his retirement on March 25, 2017. Services were held September 8.

CHARRIN, PIERRE

Mr. Pierre H. Charrin passed away on Friday, August 26, 2022, at the age of 81. He is the father of Police Officer Maria E. Peña, assigned to the South Gessner Division; and father-in-law of Senior Police Officer Cecilio Peña, Jr., assigned to the Narcotics Division. Services were held September 1 with burial in Woodlawn Garden of Memories. 

COLEMAN, CLARINE ANNABEL

Mrs. Clarine Annabel Coleman passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at the age of 86. She is the grandmother of Sergeant Mark R. Coleman, Jr., assigned to the Risk Management Division. Services were held September 23 with burial in Alvin.

COLLINS, LT. JACK E. (RETIRE)

Retired Lieutenant Jack E. Collins passed away on Monday, April 11, 2022, at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife Julia Collins. Lieutenant Collins joined the Houston Police Department on December 29, 1958, Academy Class No. 20. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Central, Jail, Emergency Communications, Robbery, Chief of Police, Criminal Intelligence, Northwest, Vice, and Major Offenders Divisions until his retirement on July 30, 1984. Services were held October 4.

EUGENE, WILLIE JEAN

Ms. Willie Jean Eugene passed away on Monday, July 18, 2022, at the age of 70. She is the mother of Administrative Associate Clorisa A. D. Holbert, assigned to the Organizational Development Command. Services were held August 6 with burial in Paradise Cemetery North.

FLEMING, ROSE

Mrs. Rose Fleming passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at the age of 97. She is the grandmother of Senior Police Officer Jason L. Scales, assigned to the Narcotics Division; and great-grandmother of Sergeant Laronica A. Scales, assigned to the South Gessner Division. Services were held September 17 with burial in Paradise Cemetery North.

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. Lenda Sue Gartman. 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.

HEBERT, RITA DIAZ

Retired Programmer Analyst II Rita Diaz Hebert passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at the age of 65. She is survived by her husband Tracy Hebert. She is also the aunt of Administrative Specialist Katherine “Katie” Luna, assigned to the Recruiting Division. She joined the Houston Police Department on June 11, 1980, as a Police Data Clerk III. During her tenure with the department, she was assigned to the Records Division and the Office of Technology Services. Programmer Analyst II Hebert retired on December 30, 2006. Services were held September 29.

JOHNSON, SGT. KELVIN J.

Sergeant Kelvin J. Johnson, who is assigned to the South Gessner Division, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at the age of 60. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ava M. Johnson. He is also the brother of Retired Senior Police Officer Gregory W. Johnson, who retired on December 26, 2020; and brother-in-law of Retired Senior Police Officer Carla E. Johnson, who retired on March 14, 2015. He joined the Houston Police Department on January 9, 1984, Academy Class No. 118. During his tenure with the department, he was also assigned to the Westside, Jail, Central, South Central, Field Training, Southwest, and IFR Divisions.

KENNEDY, POLICE OFFICER CHARLES E. (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer Charles E. Kennedy Jr. passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at the age of 66. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Lisa R. Kennedy and his father, retired Police Officer Billie D. Farris Sr. who retired on March 2, 1985 and passed away January 3, 1994. He is also the brother of retired Police Officer Billie D. Farris Jr. who retired on September 15, 2000, the cousin of retired Lieutenant Samuel R. Kennedy Jr. who retired on October 25, 2014 and the second cousin of Police Officer Shelby L. Kennedy, assigned to the North Division. Officer Kennedy joined the Houston Police Department on November 10, 1975, Academy Class No. 72. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Northeast Division, Jail Division, Special Operations Division and the Central Division until his retirement on July 10, 1999. Services were held September 19 with burial in Klein Memorial Park in Magnolia.

LYNCH, SGT. JERRY W. (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Jerry W. Lynch passed away on Monday, September 12, 2022, at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Barbara Lynch. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy. He started his law enforcement career with the City of Houston Marshal on November 7, 1975. The City Marshal merged with the Houston Police Department on November 20, 1992. Throughout his career with the Houston Police Department, Sergeant Lynch was assigned to the Marshal Division until his retirement on September 29, 2001. Services were held September 24 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

McKEOWN, DEBORAH A.

Mrs. Deborrah A. McKeown passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at the age of 72. She is preceded in death by her husband, Retired Senior Police Officer William G. McKeown, who passed away on June 25, 2016. Services were held September 3 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

MOFFETT, SGT. LAWRENCE E. (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Lawrence E. Moffett passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at the age of 88. Sergeant Moffett joined the Houston Police Department on May 1, 1967, Academy Class No. 35. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Special Operations, Emergency Communications, Records, and Jail Divisions until his retirement on August 18, 1989. Services were held October 1 with burial in Medina, Texas.

OLIVARES, MARIA R.

Mrs. Maria R. Olivares passed away on Monday, August 22, 2022, at the age of 96. She is the grandmother of Senior Police Officer Alfonso Olivares of the Narcotics Division, Sergeant Andrea O. Riley of the Emergency Communications Division, and Sergeant Victor Olivares  of the Support Services Command Division. She is also the grandmother-in-law of Sergeant Timothy J. Riley II of the Patrol Region 1 Command Division and retired Sergeant Rodolfo A. Castaneda who retired on December 25, 2020. Services were held September 1 with burial in Memorial Park/Bethany Cemetery in Pasadena.

SERNA, ODILIA

Mrs. Odilia Serna passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at the age of 88. She is the grandmother of Lieutenant Jessica E. Alvarez, assigned to the Risk Management Division, Senior Police Officer Sergio G. Maldonado, assigned to the Narcotics Division, and Data Entry Operator Jazmin A. Maldonado, assigned to the Special Victims Division.

TREAT, SENIOR POLICE OFFICER RICHARD G. (RETIRED)

Retired Senior Police Officer Richard G. Treat passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at the age of 61. He joined the Houston Police Department on October 14, 1985, Academy Class No. 132. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Central, Jail, Traffic, Command Center, and Vehicular Crimes Divisions until his retirement on April 8, 2006. Services were held September 4 in Emerson, Arkansas.

YANG, WEN

Mrs. Wen Yang passed away on Friday, September 9, 2022, at the age of 39. She is the wife of Lieutenant Cheng Chen of the Gang Division.

ZOZOBRADO, JOSEPHINE

Mrs. Josephine Zozobrado passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2022, at the age of 75. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Neil M. Zozobrado, assigned to the Special Operations Division.  Services were held September 14 with  burial in Forest Park Westheimer.