Detective Oscar Emmett Hope

Detective Oscar Emmett Hope

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, June 22, 1929

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Oscar Emmett Hope

Detective Oscar Hope was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance call involving a weapon.

He went into the front door of the home and his partner went around to the rear. While Detective Hope was inside he was shot in the back of the head. His partner chased the suspect and shot and killed him during an exchange of gunfire.

Detective Hope was survived by his wife, parents, two brothers and five sisters.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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


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No passage of time can ever erase your memory and service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 22, 2020

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