Sergeant Steve Albert Perez

Sergeant Steve Albert Perez

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, August 27, 2017

Steve Albert Perez

Sergeant Steve Perez drowned after his patrol car was caught in floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Sergeant Perez left home at approximately 4:00 a.m. in an attempt to report to his duty station in the downtown area, but was unable to reach it due to impassable roads caused by extreme flooding. He spent more than two hours trying to find a route, but when he could not, he advised dispatch that he would follow department protocol and report to the nearest station in Kingwood.

As he attempted to reach Kingwood his patrol car was washed away in high water in the area of Hardy Tollway and Beltway 8. His body was recovered by members of Houston Police Department Dive Team on August 29th, 2017.

Sergeant Perez had served with the Houston Police Department for 34 years and was just days shy of his 61st birthday. He was a U.S Army veteran and is survived by his wife, two adult children, and father-in-law.

Sergeant Perez was a graduate of the 210th Session of the FBI National Academy.

Bio

  • Age 60
  • Tour 34 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

FBI National Academy, FBINA

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Steve was killed.

To the Perez family, fellow officers, and all who call Steve beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Sgt. Pere gave to his community and the citizens of Texas and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 27, 2017

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

August 25, 2018

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