September

ADAMS

Retired Sergeant Richard L. Adams passed away on Friday, July 30, 2021, at the age of 73. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sharon Adams. He joined the Houston Police Department on February 2, 1970, Academy Class No. 43. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Central, Jail, Southwest, Auto Theft, and Westside Divisions. Sergeant Adams retired on May 25, 1990. Private services were scheduled.

ANDERSON

Mrs. Ruthie Mae Anderson passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at the age of 74. She is the mother of Administrative Associate Sylvia A. Evans, assigned to the Homicide Division; she is also the mother-in-law of Senior Police Service Officer David M. Evans, assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division. Services were held August 21 in Humble.

BROOME

Mr. Willie F. Broome passed away on Friday, August 6, 2021, at the age of 67. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Nathan L. Broome, assigned to the North Belt Division. Services were held August 14 in Orlando, Florida.

CLEBRET

Mr. Jack Stanley Chebret passed away on Friday, August 13, 2021, at the age of 75. He is the father of Sergeant Jack “Chris” Chebret, assigned to the Air Support Division. Graveside services were held in Houston National Cemetery.

FINNER

Mrs. Nobia B. Finner passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at the age of 79. She is the mother of Chief of Police Troy R. Finner. Services were held August 4 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

FRALEY

Mr. Charles W. Fraley passed away on Friday, August 6, 2021, at the age of 77. He is the Father of Senior Police Officer Jonathan W. Fraley of the Cyber & Financial Crimes Division. Services were held August 28.

GANS

Mr. Franklin D. Gans, Sr. passed away on Monday, August 9, 2021, at the age of 77. He is the father of Sergeant Franklin D. Gans, Jr., assigned to the Air Support Division. Services were held August 16 with burial in Orange.

GRAY, GEORGE RALPH

Mr. George Ralph Gray passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at the age of 74. He is the father of Sergeant George R. Gray, assigned to the Southwest Division. Services were held August 19.

GRAY, ROBERT J.

Retired Sergeant Robert J. Gray passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at the age of 85. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Patti Gray. Sergeant Gray, who was also a Veteran of the United States Army, joined the Houston Police Department on November 6, 1961, Academy Class No. 25. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Central Division, Personnel Division and the Auto Theft Division until his retirement on March 17, 1989. Services were held August 21 in Sacul, Texas.

GREEN

Mr. Ronald “Bubba” Green passed away on Friday, July 30, 2021, at the age of 33. He is the brother of Human Resources Specialist Trenee L. Green of the Employee Services Division. Services were held August 14 with burial in Paradise Funeral Home & Cemetery North.

HARRELL

Retired Sergeant David E. Harrell passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at the age of 76. He is a Veteran of the United States Coast Guard. He is survived by his wife, Brenda J. Harrell. He started his law enforcement career with the Los Angeles Police Department on October 6, 1968. He joined the Houston Police Department on February 2, 1970, Academy Class Bi, 43. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Northwest, Vice, Burglary and Theft, Northeast, and Kingwood Divisions. Sergeant Harrell retired on March 12, 2005. Graveside services were held August 23 in Houston National Cemetery.

JONES

Retired Senior Police Officer Harold M. Jones Jr. passed away on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at the age of 66. He joined the Houston Police Department on November 2, 1981, Academy Class No. 101. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Central, Jail, Northeast, and Westside Divisions. Senior Police Officer Harold M. Jones retired on January 6, 2012.

MALEK

Mr. Clifford Malek Sr. passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at the age of 87. He is the father of retired Senior Police Officer Christopher J. Malek who was last assigned to the Auto Theft Division/Auto Dealers Detail until his retirement on January 19, 2013. Services were held August 31 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

MARRS

Retired Senior Police Officer Carl V. Marrs passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021, at the age of 90. He join the Houston Airport Police Department on September 19, 1973 and then joined the Houston Police Department on November 21, 1992. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Hobby Airport Division. Senior Police Officer Carl V. Marrs retired on April 30, 1993. Services were held August 9 with burial in Fort Logan National Cemetery.

ORELLANA

Mr. Florentino Orellana passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at the age of 82. He is the grandfather of Police Officer Tremayne R. Rowe, assigned to the Mental Health Division. Services were held August 27 with burial in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.

OVERBY

Mr. Leon Overby passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at the age of 78. He is the Father of Sergeant Kurt M. Overby of the Air Support Division. Services were held August 20 with burial in Waller.

RIGGS

Retired Senior Police Officer David B. Riggs passed away on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at the age of 73. He is survived by his wife, Joy Lynn Riggs. He is a Veteran of the United Army. He started his law enforcement career with the City of Houston Airport Police on August 1, 1974. On November 11, 1974, he joined the Houston Police Department as a member of Academy Class No. 67. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Jail, Southeast, and Northeast Divisions. Senior Police Officer Riggs retired on April 30, 2004. Services were held August 20 with burial in Plum Grove Cemetery in Cleveland.

RIOJAS

Mrs. Sofia G. Riojas passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at the age of 86. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Sergeant Linda A. Barrera, who passed away on September 3, 1996; she is also the grandmother of Senior Police Officer Diana R. Riojas, assigned to the Mental Health Division. Services were held August 20 with burial in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.

ROJAS

Mrs. Patricia Rojas passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at the age of 53. She is the Mother of Senior Police Officer Nathaniel D. Alvarado of the Central Division. Services were held August 28 with burial in Lorenzo, Texas.

ROJAS-GARCIA

Mr. Eduardo Rojas-Garcia passed away on Friday, August 6, 2021, at the age of 61. He is the brother of Senior Police Officer Ricardo B. Rojas-Garcia of the Airport IAH Division. Services were held August 13.

ROSS

Mr. Lyman J. Ross Sr. passed away on Monday, August 2, 2021, at the age of 72. He is the father of Sergeant Lyman J. Ross Jr. of the Vehicular Crimes Division. Services were held August 11.

RUSHING

Mrs. Karen K. Rushing passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at the age of 68. She is the wife of Retired Police Officer Albert D. Rushing who retired in 2004. Graveside services were held in Kennard, Texas.

SHELTON

Mr. Jed M. Shelton passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at the age of 50. He is the brother of Senior Police Officer Cindy M. Shelton of the Northwest Division. Services were held August 28 in Beaumont.

STACHMUS

Retired Police Officer Frank B. Stachmus Sr. passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Victoria Stachmus. He is a Veteran of the United States Navy. He joined the Houston Police Department on January 24, 1972, Academy Class No. 53. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Narcotics and Juvenile departments. Police Officer Stachmus retired on March 12, 1993. Services were held August 31 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

THIBEAUX

Ms. Bria Thibeaux passed away on Sunday August 1, 2021, at the age of 48. She is the sister of Senior Police Officer Ollie J. Thibeaux Jr. of the South Gessner Division. Services were held August 11 with burial in Beaumont.

WILLIAMS

Mrs. Lovenia Williams passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at the age of 83. She is the mother of Retired Senior Police Officer Kevin W. Williams, who retired on May 15, 2021. Services were held June 10 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

WOODARD

Retired Police Officer Gary L. Woodard passed away on Monday, August 16, 2021, at the age of 69. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ravona Lynn Woodard. He is a Veteran of the United States Army. He joined the Houston Police Department on December 19, 1977, Academy Class No. 80. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Jail and Northeast Divisions. Police Officer Woodard retired on April 25, 1998. Services were held September 1 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.