Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Houston family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Sgt. Houston thank you for your service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Rudy Jones ( Retired )
Former Reserve Sgt Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Police Dept.

December 5, 2021

Rest In Peace Sgt Houston, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Fair winds and following seas brother. We have the watch.

TERRY FRANCIS ZECH OFC RET
DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DETROIT MICHIGAN

December 5, 2021

God Bless you Warrior Brother, Sergeant thank you for Dedication and Service to all. R.I.P. and my Heartfelt condolences and prayers for all. Chief CV Ret.

Chief G. Couso-Vasquez Ret
LAPD and Montebello PD.

December 5, 2021

Rest In Peace brother. We have the watch.

Officer Ryan Snider
Santa Fe College Police Department

December 5, 2021

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

December 5, 2021

Officer Houston,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

December 5, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Richard Houston, II and the extended law enforcement family of the Mesquite Police Department, Texas.


End of Watch Friday, December 3, 2021.


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, but tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 5, 2021

Thank you for all you gave.Prayers to your family.God holds you now.

MIKE RAY

December 5, 2021

Rest easy brother thank you for your service may your sacrifice or memory never fade.

#8046 (Retired) I Rest easy Brothers res
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

December 5, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Houston. Thoughts and prayers for your immediate family and fellow colleagues. Thank you for your service and sacrifice Sir.

Former reserve Deputy ( OCSO) FL Eddie A
Osceola county Sheriff's office

December 5, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Police Officer Richard Houston, II I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends and all Members of the Mesquite Police Department, Texas.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

December 5, 2021

REST IN PEACE BROTHER. UNTIL VALHALLA WE WILL HOLD THE LINE.

SSG. C. CLEMONS
KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

December 5, 2021

RIP

Officer Stevens
Tullos police

December 5, 2021

Well done, good and faithful servant. Thank you for laying down your life for your community. There is no greater love. You are a true hero and we will be praying for your family until you meet again.

Pace Nicole
PD spouse

December 4, 2021

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

God Bless you Officer Houston

Garland Police
Detective OJ Inmon

December 4, 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
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December 4, 2021

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Police Officer Richard Houston, II. Please know we are eternally grateful for Richard’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Police Officer Houston, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to Police Chief David Gill, Mesquite Police Department in Mesquite, Texas for Richard’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Police Officer Richard Houston’s wife.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

December 4, 2021

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to protect your community.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)
Civilian

December 4, 2021

Richard, you will never be forgotten. You are a true hero. I’m honored to have served the citizens of Mesquite with you. You will be missed my friend. Rest easy brother, we have the watch for now.

Lieutenant Danny Keele
Jersey Village, TX

December 4, 2021

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Mesquite Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

December 4, 2021

Requiescat in Paces

Sergeants Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

December 4, 2021

Houston, thank you for always leading and being a mentor to those coming up. You were always there for a laugh and needed advice. You are a hero in our hearts and will be truly missed. RIP Officer Richard “TX LAWMAN” Houston! We will take it from here!

Officer Robert Keith
MPD

December 4, 2021

What a tragedy, Rest in Peace Hero...

Det-Sgt Richard Tamez
LAPD, retired

December 4, 2021

Deepest heartfelt condolences to your family, friends and colleagues. You died protecting people you never knew. Please know your sacrifice will NEVER be forgotten. You are loved and remembered by thousands.

Ken W, MSGT, USAF
Retired military

December 4, 2021

Rest in Peace Brother

Thank you for your service and ULTIMATE SACRIFICE

Prayers for you and your family

GOD BLESS

Firefighter Ronald Lavallee
Lawrence, MA Fire Department

December 4, 2021

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