September

ATTEBERY, SGT. GENE L. (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Gene L. Attebery passed away on Friday, July 29, 2022, at the age of 91. Sergeant Attebery joined the Houston Police Department on April 28, 1958, Academy Class No. 18. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Traffic & Accident, Juvenile, Training, Employee Services, and Auto Theft Divisions until his retirement on September 13, 1984. Services were held August 20 in The Woodlands.

BAKER, JUDY G.

Ms. Judy G. Baker passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at the age of 77. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Retired Deputy Chief William Gaines, and Retired Captain John Gaines; she is also the aunt of Retired Lieutenant Steven Gaines; and sister-in-law of Retired Administrative Assistant Mattye Sue Gaines. Services were held August 5 with burial in Woodlawn Garden of Memories.

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.

DURON, RAY

Mr. Ray Duron passed away on Friday, July 29, 2022, at the age of 70. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Sidia M. Duron, assigned to the Special Operations Division. He is also the uncle of Senior Police Officer Guadalupe N. Duron Jr., assigned to the Office of Planning and Data Governance and Police Officer Denise D. Rojas, assigned to the Southeast Division and the great uncle of Police Officer Michael R. Duron, assigned to the Tactical Operations Division. Services were held August 4 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

GUY, SGT. JACK W. (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Jack W. Guy passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at the age of 87. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Linda L. Guy. Sergeant Guy, who was a Veteran of the United States Army National Guard, 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, Vice Division, Robbery Division, Burglary and Theft Division and the Major Offenders Division until his retirement on March 30, 1985. Services were held August 26 with burial in Ponta, Texas.

JONES, CAPT. SIMEON J. (RETIRED)

Retired Captain Simeon J. Jones passed away on Monday, August 22, 2022, at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Linda Jones. He joined the Houston Police Department on November 6, 1961, Academy Class No. 25. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Traffic and Accident, Burglary and Theft, Narcotics, and Auto Theft Divisions. On March 29, 1975, he was promoted to the rank of Police Captain. As such, he was in command of the Records, Vice, Narcotics, Internal Affairs, Robbery, Criminal Intelligence and Employment Services Divisions. On March 16, 2002, Captain Jones entered Phase Down, retiring on December 1, 2004. Services were held August 28 in Montgomery.

KING, JOHN

Mr. John King passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022, at the age of 61. He is the father of Human Resources Assistant Nacole Bradford of the Employee Services Division. Services were held August 13 with burial in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearland.

KING, PARTICIA J.

Retired Office Supervisor Patricia J. King passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at the age of 66. She joined the Houston Police Department on June 10, 1975. Throughout her career with the department, she was assigned to the Records Division. Office Supervisor King retired on February 26, 2005. Services were held August 12 with burial in Paradise Cemetery North.

KRUMPHOLZ, KAREN L.

Mrs. Karen L. Krumpholz passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at the age of 79. She is the mother of Sergeant Edwin Brzymialkiewicz, assigned to the Northeast Division; grandmother of Senior Police Officer Alexa B. Gamaldi, assigned to the Property Division; and grandmother-in-law of Sergeant Joseph P. Gamaldi, assigned to the Northwest Division. Services were held July 31 with burial in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

MARTIN, SGT. DONALD L. (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Donald L. Martin passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at the age of 86. He is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He joined the Houston Police Department on September 16, 1957, Academy Class #17. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Central, Homicide, Major Offenders, and Burglary and Theft Divisions. Sergeant Martin retired on June 11, 1994. Graveside services were held August 16 in Houston National Cemetery.

MARTIN, GARY GLENN

Mr. Gary Glenn Martin passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022, at the age of 78. He is the father of Sergeant Michael G. Martin, assigned to the Major Assaults and Family Violence Division. Burial was in Arlington National Cemetery.

MENDOZA, ROSA M.

Mrs. Rosa M. Mendoza passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022, at the age of 70. She is the mother of Police Officer Robert I. Mendoza of the Major Assaults & Family Violence Division. Services were held August 26 with burial in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.

OWENS, POLICE OFFICER LEROY (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer Leroy Owens passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sherry E. Owens. He was a Veteran of the United States Army Reserve. He joined the Houston Police Department on October 6, 1969, Academy Class No. 42. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Northeast and Kingwood Divisions. Police Officer Owens retired on June 11, 1999.  Services were held August 25 with burial in Buffalo.

RANDALL, OVERTON

Mr. Overton Randall passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022, at the age of 57. He is the father of Police Officer Marquita S. Milton-Cox of the South Central Division. Services were held August 20 with burial in Paradise Cemetery North.

ROCCAFORTE, TARA

Ms. Tara Roccaforte passed away on Friday, July 29, 2022, at the age of 66. She is the mother of Police Officer Taylor M. Roccaforte, assigned to the Tactical Operations Division. Services were held August 27 in Klein.

SENEGAL, DORTHEA

Ms. Dorothea Senegal passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at the age of 69. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Reginald Senegal, assigned to the Mental Health Division. Services were held August 20 with burial in Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery.

SINCLAIR, HARRIS LLOYD

Mr. Harris Lloyd Sinclair passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022, at the age of 80. He is the father of Retired Senior Police Officer Nicole S. Pike, who retired on December 11, 2021, out of the Burglary and Theft Division. Services were held August 13.

STRAUGHTER, SENIOR POLICE OFFICER STEVEN R. (RETIRED)

Retired Senior Police Officer Steven R. Straughter passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at the age of 70. He joined the Houston Police Department on June 15, 1981, Academy Class No. 98. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Southwest Division, Jail Division, Westside Division, Vice Division and the Homicide Division until his retirement on March 25, 2017. Services were held August 6 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

TENNARD, JUANITA

Mrs. Juanita Tennard passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at the age of 84. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer James Tennard, assigned to the Office of Community Affairs. Services were held August 27 with burial in Houston National Cemetery. 

WILLIAMS, ANTHONY D.

Mr. Anthony D. Williams passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at the age of 50. He is the brother of Senior Police Service Officer Carla J. Smith of the Victim Services Division. He is also the cousin of Senior Police Officer Treva D. Mott of the Patrol Region 2 Command Division. Services were held August 27.

TABOR, JAMES “BOB”

Mr. James “Bob” Bobby Tabor passed away on Monday. August 8, 2022, at the age of 83. He is the father of Programmer Analyst Bobby Tabor, assigned to the Office of Technology Services. Services were held August 12 with burial in Hinton, Oklahoma. 

ZUMWALD, SGT. RANDY M. (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Randy M. Zumwalt passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022, at the age of 66. He is survived by his wife Dottie Zumwalt. Sergeant Zumwalt joined the Houston Police Department on January 17, 1977, Academy Class No. 77. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Southwest, Jail, Tactical Support Command, Southeast, Homicide, Westside, and Burglary & Theft Divisions until his retirement on May 21, 2004.