Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 19 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Charged with manslaughter
Officer Frank Cantu was killed when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver at the intersection of Dunlavy and West Gray Streets at 0220 hours.
The car driven by the drunk driver entered the intersection at a high rate of speed. The patrol car was struck on the rear, and left quarter panel, causing it to go airborne and land 40 feet away. Officer Cantu was extricated from the patrol car and transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he died a short time later.
The drunk driver refused to take a sobriety test and was charged with intoxicated manslaughter.
Officer Cantu had served with the Houston Police Department for 19 years. He is survived by his mother, father, brother, and sister.