Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Bruno David Soboleski

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, April 12, 1991

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Reflections for Sergeant Bruno David Soboleski

I remember that he told me how much he hated the new Crown Vic's. A boat on wheels, he called them. Every time that I would see one, I'd think of him. It makes me think of all of the little moments that you share alone with a person. You don't think much of them at the time, but this is one of those moments that has stuck with me after all of these years. I wasn't aware of this horrible incident at the time. He was a good guy. A loving husband and protective and proud father. What a tragedy. It makes me wonder, when will this insanity stop? My condolences to the family. Stay safe, LEO's.

Neighborhood Kid
Neighborhood Kid

November 29, 2023

Officer soboleski was my wifes second partner on the Houston police department many years ago she told me about Bruno, I am grieved to this very day.

Robert w lavrakas
A thankful citizen

April 13, 2021

Bruno was such a sweet guy. Loved it when he was the officer who came by for the report on the incident. He was professional yet friendly. Always had a smile to greet you. Never got in the nurses or doctors way, rather pitched in to help. He was always a welcome site and is missed to this day. Being an ER Nurse I developed the habit of patting them on their backs to say goodbye. This was so I could check for Kevlar vests. Houston being so very, very hot the officers would sometimes opt out of the vest. Bruno caught on quick. He would knock on his vest so I knew it was on. Great guy. Miss you Bruno.

Venus Manos

August 4, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Soboleski.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 17, 2019

your picture is still hanging high and you are not forgotten

random person

March 30, 2019

your picture is still hanging high and you are not forgotten

random person

March 30, 2019

I was reading Sergeant Cameron Grysen's (HPD) story from the Devotional, "Cops on the Street". In the beginning of his short story, he mentioned Bruno, but he didn't write before the end if he made it or not. Curious, I came here, hoping I wouldn't find his name... When I found this and read Ms. Sue's recent entries... It made me think what Sgt. Grysen said at the very end of that devotional, "They say that time heals, but it doesn't - only Jesus can heal." I hope all of you - Bruno's friends and family, find some peace and comfort knowing that Bruno will never be forgotten and will always be honored and remembered for the sacrifice he made.

Future LEO J A

April 15, 2018

Rest in Peace

Houston Police Dept.

June 16, 2016

Rest in Peace Sergeant Soboleski. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Houston, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, especially your brother Joseph, Your Friends and Co-Workers too.

I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever pursue the murderous dogs that took your life! May they gnaw at their flesh for eternity. May they know No Peace! May their pain be magnified a billion times here on earth and in hell!


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

April 12, 2016

I still wait with my thought and memories I sit alone in the dark and think of my brother and friend. I sometimes think back and feel how fair and honest he was . he guides me with the life he led he was and always will be a guiding light to me and his children.he often said he had a great team.and enjoyed the opportunity to work for these men. One thing I'll never understand is how the legal system takes care of it murders and my brother rots when Mr. Texas will you take his life and give his family colusure.25 YEARS really. Do your job he did .And in closing I would like to thank all the people and officers who helped in this time of deep emotional I will just sit in the dark with my most cherists memories.

Joseph t. soboleski

January 31, 2016

Hello Sue, Am sorry for all that happened to Bruno, no one deserves to be murdered, Bruno deserved it less then most! I did go to school and graduated High School with Bruno and went to Gannon for our first semester at the same time. I and Bruno were good friends and spent a lot of time together at Canadohta Lake at the Park, the Flying D, the Roller Rink. But that's why I'm writing. This week Glenn Beck is holding an event in Houston to Honor the fallen Police Officer/s! I am hoping that Bruno would not be forgotten. Bruno, working on and with the Lincolnville FD and as a Paramedic. Bruno and I lost touch as I dropped out of College in 1978, got marriage in 1981 and had a family. I was and still am shocked that a man with his amazing sense of humor, zest for life and a drive to serve his fellow man! Our years together at Union City Area Schools, the time sitting in the dorm rooms at Gannon...just talking, just laughing are treasured memories. My hope is as I said it to try and make sure Glenn Beck doesn't forget Bruno and if possible you could, if it doesn't hurt too much maybe share with me the post college Bruno. Obviously as becoming a Police Officer Bruno felt the drive to continue what he was doing here with the FD and Ambulance services? Please if neither happen know that Bruno was loved by the me and by the folks in the UC Class of 1977!

Douglas Still
Union City HS & Gannon Classmate friends

September 2, 2015

Thank you for calling me today. I am blessed to know that you care about all officers. I promise to always keep caring.

Lt. Daniel Furseth
DeForest PD (WI)

DeForest WI

May 5, 2015

Thank you so much Jessie. Your words and thoughtfulness mean so much to me.

Sue Soboleski

April 16, 2015

I never had the opportunity to meet Bruno but I certainly feel as though I had. I'm certain that the reason behind this is that your legacy lives on through your beautiful and courageous family. I truly wish that I could shake your hand and thank you for your service and for making the ultimate sacrifice. Your heroism means so much to me and to many others in this city. I will never forget looking at your photos and medals while growing up. I visit your memorial often as I have for years now to honor you and to show you how much respect I have for you and to all of the men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty while serving and protecting the City of Houston.

Sue you are one remarkably strong woman and I hold a deep amount of respect for you and your girls. Know that I think of all of you often.

Jesse L. Wilson

April 14, 2015

Thank you Officer Wiggins fir your kind words. Much appreciated.

Sue Soboleski

April 14, 2015

Bruno.......I pray that you Rest In Peace. We all miss you at HPD, and I think of you often. It was a pleasure working with you, and I am proud to say that i knew you.

Sr. Police Officer Dennis Wiggins
Houston Police Department

April 12, 2015

Twenty four years ago today my worst nightmare became a reality. I will never forget that knock on our door and finding a Houston Police Officer standing on the other side. He didn't have to say a word...I instinctively knew why he was there. I didn't need to hear the words althought he said them. And I will never forget them. I will never forget all the things that transpired that night and for the next five days. I remember standing at your bedside every minute they would allow me to. I remember almost everything I said to you and I know you heard every word althought you were unable to respond. And then the final words...I Love you and I will raise Mallorie the very best I can. I still Love you so much. And I miss you more than I have words to use. Time has done little to see me past this nightmare. Some days I find myself right in the midst of it.
I Love you. Watch over us always.

Sue Soboleski

April 8, 2015

Gary Holden, Thank you so much for your beautiful reflection. It meant so much to me to read your words. I can tell you the love you speak of that Bruno had for his family was the very same love we all have for him today and always. That love will never change.
I read your reflection today and coincidently, I was given some very hard news today from the Attorney General's office about the case. It seems Shelton Jones may be getting a new trial. I'm not sure how I will be able to handle that.
Perhaps one day we can meet and exchange stories of Bruno. I have so many and I love talking about him.
Again thank you for remembering him.

Sue Soboleski
Wife of Sgt. Soboleski

March 16, 2015

I rode with Bruno on the Housing Authority extra job. I remember riding out there as he talked about his love for his new baby daughter. He would talk about how much he loved his daughter and sleep on the floor next to the crib to be close. He had such tremendous love for her and his wife and was not afraid to tell others. His death had a tremendous affect on me and his funeral was the only Police Funeral I ever attended. Sue I never met you , but know he had such love love for you and his daughter. I do think of him often.

Gary Holden
Ex Partner

March 14, 2015

Deborah S. Thank you so much for leaving this reflection. I appreciate it more than words can say. And thank you for seeing the love I still have for my wonderful husband.

Sue Soboleski
Wife of Sgt. Soboleski

March 12, 2015

I just met Sue and heard her story of how the love of her life was snatched away. After so many years, you can feel the love that is still there for him in her heart. Such love is a beautiful thing and a tragedy when taken away so senselessly. God says in Romans 12:19 - Justice is mine, says the Lord, I will repay. I pray that to continue to be true in this case! Thank you, Sue, for sharing your heart with me. I pray God will bless you with His peace, comfort and love!

Deborah S.

February 17, 2015

I had to tell you goodbye 23 years ago. At times it has seems like yesterday and at other times it has seems as though I have missed you for 100 years. There is no balance between the two. There is just missing you every day. It truly hurts my heart how much the kids need you. And I know the girls miss you so very much. Even though Mallorie never speaks of it, I know she has missed you and longed for you every day. And Stess is so broken hearted that you are gone.
We Love and miss you every day of our lives.
Rest peacefully my Love and watch over the kids for me.
Your Loving Wife, Sue

Sue Soboleski

April 15, 2014

My True Love, I have missed you so very much over the years... twenty three years. Nothing has been the same for us. Nothing has made sense for us. And nothing will ever bring peace to us. Missing you has become the norm for me. It's all I have. I'm greatful for all the wonderful memories. And I remember all the countless, wonderful things about you.
Love Love Love to you,
Your Wife. Sue
Please watch over the kids for me

Sue Soboleski.

April 7, 2014

Being an avid true crime amateur historian I often read a lot about death row inmates and the crimes they committed. Whenever the victim was an officer I pay particular attention. I began reading reflections about Bruno and didn't stop until the last one. This is one of the most moving pages I've ever seen. It's obvious what kind of person he was from reading how much he's loved and missed. Each successive year brings yet another post and I can see how much he meant to his family and friends. Words like "I'm sorry" are woefully inadequate in this situation so instead I'll just say thank you for introducing Bruno even though he's been gone over 20 years. I'm very honored to "meet" him. From my point of view, Officer Soboleksi might have given his life to save others. There's no telling how many people might have died at the hands of his assailant. It could have been one of my loved ones. I do sincerely hope justice finally finds its way to (purposely omitting his name). Take care and stay strong.

Thomas Rowley
Private Citizen in Plano, TX

November 21, 2013

Thank you Greg for writing that for Bruno. Yes he was certainly one of a kind. The girls and I miss him so very much. Everyday. I remember his quiet, gentle way. Always happy. We love him so much. Our lives will never be the same without him here with us.

Sue wife

Sue Soboleski

August 28, 2013

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