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Police Officer Richard Lee Houston, II

Mesquite Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, December 3, 2021

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Reflections for Police Officer Richard Lee Houston, II

Officer Houston, you are a hero. Thank you for your service and rest in eternal peace. My condolences to your family

Alfons Roberto
Civilian

July 19, 2022

You were always a good friend, mentor, and my brother. I will miss you Richard
Till Valhalla

MM
MPD

February 22, 2022

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Police Officer Richard Houston, II and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever. 

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Office Houston, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on.  Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be.  In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Office Houston is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family, and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Special Agent
FBI

December 24, 2021

Rest in Peace Officer Houston. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

December 22, 2021

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

December 21, 2021

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

December 20, 2021

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF YOUR COMMUNITY
ANOTHER OFFICER TAKEN TO SOON. REST IN GODS ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KE
None

December 17, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sergeant Houston, II. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Mesquite Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

December 17, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 17, 2021

What this post doesn’t mention in his memorial is how impactful he was at MPD. He was a mentor to many, the guy with a hilarious joke timed perfectly, the example for many to strive for as a cop, but most importantly an outstanding friend, father and husband. There wasn’t a conversation where he wouldn’t mention his kids or wife and just brag about how lucky he was to have such an amazing and blessed family. I will miss the random text telling me how much the Yankees suck after the Red Sox put it on them but will never forget the time I was able to have while you were here. Rest easy brother.

RA
MPD

December 14, 2021

Rest in Peace Brother

Ret SPA Dean Kuckkahn
US Border Patrol

December 12, 2021

Officer Houston, our world is full of many evil people and each day, you put your life in danger. For many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

December 12, 2021

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

December 11, 2021

Just plain terrible. When will this ever stop. Our justice system needs to step it up and keep these dirtbags in jail where they belong and until they do these senseless killings will continue…. For such a brave officer and family man to give up hhis life under these circumstances is just so sad…Rest In Peace and you are missed. God bless you and your family.

State Traffic Officer 7185.
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

December 11, 2021

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

December 11, 2021

Richard I was lucky enough to meet you through Invictus Jiu-jitsu, and stay in contact after the seminar. My prayers are with your family. Rest In Peace Brother.

Officer J.Hood & K9 Jester
Correctional Service Canada

December 10, 2021

Prayers that the Lord holds your family in his comforting embrace during this difficult time and in the years to come. Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. Your brothers and sisters across this nation have the watch now.

Rest easy, Brother.

Lieutenant Grady Orr
Henrico County Police Division (VA)

December 10, 2021

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE. ANOTHER OFFICER TAKEN TO SOON. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF YOUR COMMUNITY
REST IN GODS ARMS

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KE
None

December 9, 2021

What a shame! He was such a NICE GUY!!

Charlene Ann Romanski
Former Central Parking Services

December 9, 2021

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Captain E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

December 9, 2021

May the sun shine on you forever. Darkness will never prevail. Sleep well my Brother. I will see you in the morning.

Patrol Officer Phillip Thomas
Italy Police Department

December 9, 2021

Your work and sacrifice will go on. Evil may stop the workman but it can’t stop the work. We will pray for your family and honor your sacrifice. Greater Love has no man, than a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:3

Reserve Police Officer Ross Jones
Ennis Police Department

December 8, 2021

I am so very sorry, Police Officer Richard Houston, II, to learn of your tragic passing. Thank you for your service. Thank you. My prayers of love and comfort are offered for your wife and children, especially; but to all of your family, the Department and Community. May God rest you and bless you exceedingly.

God Bless,
Kim Durham

Kim Durham
Christina Giannone - Police Officer City of Davis

December 8, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Richard Houston, III, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

December 8, 2021

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

December 7, 2021

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