Police Officer Henry Canales

Police Officer Henry Canales

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Henry Canales

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.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 5653
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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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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