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Police Officer Herbert N. Planer | Houston Police Department, Texas Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Herbert N. Planer

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, February 18, 1965

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 1377

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Deceased

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Officer Planer was shot and killed while investigating suspicious activity in an apartment complex parking lot. Officer Planer was working a plain-clothes, off duty security detail when he observed the man attempting to break into a car. The suspect saw Officer Planer approaching and tried to hide underneath a nearby car. The suspect then shot Officer Planer, who was unarmed.

Officer Planer had been with the agency for eight years and was survived by his daughter, father and three brothers.

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Heroes live forever, Officer Planer, and you will never be forgotten. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.
February 18, 2013


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