Houston Police Officer Drowns In Police Car

30 August, 2017, 01:50 | Author: Ora Austin
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Acevedo said Perez left home at 4 a.m. and spent more than two hours trying to get to his duty station in downtown Houston. He said Perez followed protocol, contacted his chain-of-command and then tried to get to his secondary post in Kingwood.

According to Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, over 160 police families have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. "Today I simply say our heart is saddened". The sergeant was assigned to the department's traffic enforcement division.

Officers realized the next day that Perez had not shown up to either station, and they combed a search area that led them to Hardy Toll Road and Beltway 8.

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"Unfortunately in the darkness, Sgt. Perez drove into an underpass that's about 16.5 feet, drove into the water and he died in a flood, in a drowning-type event", Acevedo said. The floodwaters became treacherous and it was too unsafe to go out safely at the time.

Authorities did not immediately verify the report, and no bodies have been recovered. Chief Acevedo became emotional at a press conference when he made the announcement.

"Steve was one of the sweetest people I've met in this department", Acevedo said. The chief recalled tearfully asking Perez's widow, "How do you think he would have wanted to go?" "We want to be looked at in five years, and ten years from now as, this is the way to do it". The sergeant was just shy of his 61st birthday.

Perez leaves his wife, Cheryl, a son and a daughter.

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