Police Officer Henry O. Wendell, Jr.

Police Officer Henry O. Wendell, Jr.

Pearland Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, October 6, 1967

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Henry O. Wendell, Jr.

Officer Wendell was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at Main Street and Plum Street following a high school football game. The impact knocked Officer Wendell 85 feet.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested and charged with murder by auto. He was sentenced to only 6 months probation.

Officer Wendell had only served with the agency for 2 months. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Rest in peace Officer Wendell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 2, 2020

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