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Police Officer Henry Canales | Houston Police Department, Texas Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Henry Canales

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 16 years

Badge # 5653

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Henry Canales was shot and killed while conducting an undercover investigation into the sale of stolen televisions.

He and another officer were meeting with a group of suspects in a drug store parking lot. As money was exchanged one of the suspects opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Canales. Another officer returned fire, killing the suspect. The three other suspects fled but were apprehended a short time later.

Officer Canales had served with the Houston Police Department for 16 years. He is survived by a wife, son and daughter.

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My heart was truly saddened when I heard of the passing of my friend Henry Canales. Henry and I were stationed together at Mather AFB CA. We spent hours talking in a small truck while keeping watch on the WSA. I consider myself lucky to have known him. God bless your family still with us and god bless you Henry.

Ray Cobos Sgt USAF 84'-88'
September 21, 2017

 

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