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Police Officer Henry O. Wendell, Jr. | Pearland Police Department, Texas Pearland Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Henry O. Wendell, Jr.

Pearland Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, October 6, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 2 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Officer Wendell was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at Main Street and Plum Street following a high school football game. The impact knocked Officer Wendell 85 feet.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested and charged with murder by auto. He was sentenced to only 6 months probation.

Officer Wendell had only served with the agency for 2 months. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th anniversary of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, O
October 6, 2013

 

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