Police Officer Herbert N. Planer

Police Officer Herbert N. Planer

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, February 18, 1965

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Herbert N. Planer

Officer Planer was shot and killed while investigating suspicious activity in an apartment complex parking lot. Officer Planer was working a plain-clothes, off duty security detail when he observed the man attempting to break into a car. The suspect saw Officer Planer approaching and tried to hide underneath a nearby car. The suspect then shot Officer Planer, who was unarmed.

Officer Planer had been with the agency for eight years and was survived by his daughter, father and three brothers.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 1377

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Deceased

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Rest in peace Officer Planer.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 19, 2021

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