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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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Henry and I rode together on occasion while assigned to the Northeast substation. We had a lot of fun riding together. He was a gentle sole, who loved his family. It's amazing how much police officers learn about each other's lives while riding together. He had a passion for racing and building hot rods I remember him showing me a small dragster his daughter raced. He was a good cop. I had left the department before Henry was killed. I remembering watching the news and Henry's picture flashed up on the screen and the reporter stating Henry was shot and died. I couldn't believe it. I just wanted to say, Henry you are not forgotten. May you rest in peace.

Former Police Officer Alex Biserchich
Houston PD, Northeast substation (The Rock)
September 22, 2016


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