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Nobody Hurt When Texas Officer Accidentally Discharges Patrol Rifle at Airport

September 10, 2018
An officer with the Houston Police Department accidentally discharged his department-issued AR-15 at Hobby Airport in Houston. Three airport employees and two civilians were reportedly nearby but nobody was hurt.

Security Guard Fired for Filming, Not Helping Texas Officer in Struggle with Suspect

August 23, 2018
The president of the Houston Police Union said in a Tweet that the security guard who captured video on her cell phone of a police officer involved in a violent confrontation with a resistive subject—rather than assist the officer in getting the suspect into custody—has been fired from her job.

Houston PD Permits Officers to Use Pistol Optics

July 9, 2018
The department has set some specific rules officers must follow in order to use the pistol optics. They must use Safariland's level III Holster; only optics-ready pistols from specified manufacturers will be accepted; and they must complete an eight-hour training course prior to putting the pistol optics into service.

Texas LEO Hospitalized After Contact with Fentanyl-Laced Flyer

June 29, 2018
Several dozen flyers were placed on sheriff's office vehicles in the parking lot of the east Houston facility.

Man Accused of Hiring Hitman to Kill Houston Officer After Getting Ticketed

June 27, 2018
"The suspect wanted the officer dead because he believed that the officer was interfering in his business operations," Acevedo said.

SRO Injured in Texas School Shooting Released from Hospital

June 7, 2018
Santa Fe Independent School District Officer John Barnes, who was critically injured in the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas last month, was discharged from the hospital Wednesday

Houston Chief in War of Words with NRA Over Gun Control

May 23, 2018
"@ArtAcevedo plays the part of a police chief ... he says he wants to go after criminals, but for him apparently the easiest way to do that is to make new criminals that are easy to catch — make criminals out of law-abiding gun owners," NRATV tweeted late Monday.

Video: Houston K-9 Put Down After Injuring Leg Chasing Suspect

February 21, 2018
"Essentially, what happened was, his elbow shattered so there were breaks in multiple different places," said veterinarian Dr. Laura Ron with Vergi Animal Emergency Hospital where the decision was made to put Rony down.

Houston K-9 Put Down After Injuring Leg Chasing Suspect

February 20, 2018
"Essentially, what happened was, his elbow shattered so there were breaks in multiple different places," said veterinarian Dr. Laura Ron with Vergi Animal Emergency Hospital where the decision was made to put Rony down. More Here.

Man Arrested After Guns Found on Top Floor of Houston Hotel Planning Mass New Year’s Celebration

December 31, 2017
Police at the hotel called for backup around 1:30 a.m. Sunday after they attempted to arrest the man for being intoxicated and trespassing. When help arrived, police noticed ammunition laying around the man's hotel room, Lt. Gordon Macintosh with Houston police said.

Woman Arrested After Spitting in Face of Houston Chief

December 19, 2017
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo was off-duty and shopping when he saw Danielle Paris, 40, taking items from the drugstore and harassing employees outside.

LEOs Repair Officers' Homes Damaged in Disasters

November 22, 2017

When Hurricane Irma hit Florida and Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, outside agencies and members of the community stepped up to lend a hand to officers whose homes were damaged or destroyed.

Houston Police Patrolling Area Airports with Rifles

November 21, 2017
"We just want to be able to match, hopefully, whoever is coming in with the threat of violence," said Capt. Glenn Yorek with Houston Police Department's airport division at Bush Intercontinental.

Houston SWAT Team Rescues 4-Year-Old, 2 Adults from Gunman in Apartment

November 17, 2017
A Houston SWAT team rescued three people, including a 4-year-old girl, from a southwest Houston apartment Thursday after a family member held them inside at gunpoint, police said.

Hurricane Heroes

November 3, 2017

When multiple hurricanes brought flooding and destruction in August and September, law enforcement officers mobilized to rescue residents and maintain order in the hard-hit areas of Texas, southern Florida, and Puerto Rico.

TX Officers Pursue Stolen Dodge Hellcat Across 3 Counties

October 18, 2017
Weaving in and out of lanes and riding on the shoulder to avoid other vehicles, the Hellcat reached speeds of well over 100 mph during the pursuit, which began in Houston and ended in Jefferson County. More Here.

Video: TX Officers Pursue Stolen Dodge Hellcat Across 3 Counties

October 18, 2017
Weaving in and out of lanes and riding on the shoulder to avoid other vehicles, the Hellcat reached speeds of well over 100 mph during the pursuit, which began in Houston and ended in Jefferson County.

Video: Houston PD Officer Paralyzed in Shooting Released From Hospital

October 3, 2017
A Houston police officer shot in the line of duty and paralyzed from the waist down is finally home after seven months of rehabilitation.

Houston PD Officer Paralyzed in Shooting Released From Hospital

October 3, 2017
A Houston police officer shot in the line of duty and paralyzed from the waist down is finally home after seven months of rehabilitation. Officer Ronny Cortez left TIRR Memorial Hermann Monday morning. More Here.

Houston Rookie Officer Critical After Being Hit, Dragged by Car

September 27, 2017
A Houston police officer with less than one year on the force was fighting for his life after he was hit by a vehicle and dragged Wednesday on Southwest Freeway while serving a warrant, police said. More Here.
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