Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 6/13/1921
Suspect: Never apprehended
Sergeant Houston succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 6 years earlier when he, Captain Harry Phoenix, and another officer questioned two suspicious men. When the officers attempted to arrest the men a gun battle ensued and Captain Phoenix shot in the head and killed instantly.
Sergeant Houston also sustained serious gunshot wounds in the shootout. Despite serious wounds and frequent trips to the hospital, Sergeant Houston remained with the police department and was promoted to captain. He eventually succumbed to the wounds on October 4, 1927.
The two suspects fled to Mexico and were never apprehended.
Captain Houston was survived by his wife, daughter, son, and mother.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Captain Harry Phoenix