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Police Officer Henry Canales

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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Reflections for Police Officer Henry Canales

Lord Jesus, as we watch America’s Peace Officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, Shot and Killed in the Line-of-Duty, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the peace officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scriptures on Law Enforcement’s Mission:

“For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [the peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

January 8, 2024

I remember

Officer A. Valle
Houston Police

June 23, 2021

Officer Canales,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USAF. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Border Patol Agent Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol El Paso Station

June 23, 2019

Scripture assures us that, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called [children] of God.” Matthew 5:9 ESV and “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 ESV.

Rev. Dr. Steven Robert Closs, DD, MSBS
Licensed & Ordained Independent Christian Minister
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS
Merrimack NH Police Department

July 29, 2018

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

Henry and I worked together. He was an honorable man doing an honorable job. You are missed my friend.

Sr. Police Officer S. D. Sheppard
Houston Police Department

April 14, 2017

Henry and I rode together on occasion while assigned to the Northeast substation. We had a lot of fun riding together. He was a gentle sole, who loved his family. It's amazing how much police officers learn about each other's lives while riding together. He had a passion for racing and building hot rods I remember him showing me a small dragster his daughter raced. He was a good cop. I had left the department before Henry was killed. I remembering watching the news and Henry's picture flashed up on the screen and the reporter stating Henry was shot and died. I couldn't believe it. I just wanted to say, Henry you are not forgotten. May you rest in peace.

Former Police Officer Alex Biserchich
Houston PD, Northeast substation (The Rock)

September 22, 2016

RIP Officer Henry Canales, your Brothers in Blue will take it from here. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Houston, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on your murderers sorry carcass.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 23, 2016

You were the best uncle ever even tho you were only related by marriage. You were loved by all and we still till this day think about you "uncle kiki". love u man


April 23, 2016

After thirty years since you and I worked together at Mather AFB in Sacramento, Ca., I got a hold of one of our mutual friends and he told me of your passing just yesterday. You, me, Jeff, Steve, Bruce and Tom all had such great times together. I know you as a great man and I am sure you were a great husband and father as well as an excellent police officer for Houston. You are missed deeply and loved by many. God bless you Henry.

Your friend forever,
Kevin E. Suarez

April 14, 2016

Just learned of your passing. Shocked is the only thing I can say. I'll always have fond memories of you in the Air Force. Cruising in your little lowered S-10. We had some great time! RIP Brother, you are missed!!

Detective Jeff Hering
Tigard Police Department

August 19, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 23, 2015

Henry and I were stationed together at Clark AB in the PI (Cobras). It was a pleasure and joy to work with him. I will always remember the good and bad times that we shared. Henry had a great sense of humor and loved to play practical jokes. He was a friend and mentor to me and I will always remember him. Rest In Peace Brother! I know that you will be looking over us and will you always be Eternally Vigilant!

Joe Moroziewicki
U.S. Capitol Police/ Friend

January 26, 2014

I served with henry in the USAF in Korea and the Philippines I just find out he was killed henry was a great friend and person my prayers for his wife and children

SSGT USAF Marke A Baker

May 28, 2013

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

August 23, 2012


chris george
mid cities patrol and security solutions

June 25, 2012

. Your heroism and service is honored today, the third anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanjks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

June 23, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Canales. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

June 23, 2012

R I P will always be remembered and never forgotten......

K Brooks
Houston Police

April 25, 2012

the words you spoke where often quiet , but will never be forgotten .
you friend,superdave....

D R Smith

June 23, 2011

Officer Canales, you are not forgotten. God bless you and your family.

SSA Ellen Pierson

September 15, 2010

To Officer Henry Canales, his family and his fellow officers with the Houston Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Canales’ tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Carnales and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

June 23, 2010

I found this doing a search on my family name, and do not know Office Henry nor do I live in Texas. However, I am saddened to learn that Police Officer Henry Canales has died. Every day Law Enforcement of every type leave their homes to go to work, and not all make it all back home. We as civilians, do appreciate the daily danger, and sacrifices they and thier families make...but they are not recognized and thanked enough for doing the job they do....

Thanks from Lake Worth Florida. I am from the Canales family near Corpus Christi Texas.....Ray C. Canales

Rest in Peace....

West Palm Beach, Florida

August 8, 2009

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13


July 25, 2009

Rest in peace my brother in blue. Thank you for your service.

Reserve Sheriff Deputy K. Edge

July 25, 2009

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