Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Richard H. Calhoun

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, October 10, 1975

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Reflections for Police Officer Richard H. Calhoun

Forty Four Years. I have missed you every day. I love you Dad. May God watch over all off our LEO's and keep them safe.

Terri
Daughter

October 10, 2019

I don't know who you were, but the day you gave your life I was born. And I'm a police sergeant in Puerto Rico. I tell your family. That an Angel guardian is gone and I will watch over your turn.
Att. Sgto. Noel Rosado Butler

With God I can.

June 7, 2019

I don't know who you were, but the day you gave your life I was born. And I'm a police sergeant in Puerto Rico. I tell your family. That an Angel guardian is gone and I will watch over your turn.
Att. Sgto. Noel Rosado Butler

Sargent Noel Rosado Butler
Puerto Rico Police Deparment

June 7, 2019

I don't know who you were, but the day you gave your life I was born. And I'm a police sergeant in Puerto Rico. I tell your family. That an Angel guardian is gone and I will watch over your turn.
Att. Sgto. Noel Rosado Butler

Sargent Noel Rosado Butler
Puerto Rico Police Deparment

June 7, 2019

Feb. 5, 2019

Dear Terri:

You don’t know me nor I you; however, I knew of your dad and attended his funeral service in 1975. I was on duty, working as a patrol officer for Pasadena P. D. , as the incident involving the escaped convicts was broadcast by police radio, to inform our street units as to what was unfolding that October 10th in East Houston. As it turned out, two of my agency colleagues, working in plainclothes, had occasion to be on business together in the ship channel area and made it to the scene of the standoff. I later spoke with one of those two officers, who shared with me what had taken place; and, I thought I would share with you in a moment, what he had to say.

I think of your dad from time to time and had occasion to review his memorial page last night. I was moved by your comments conveying your love and respect for your dad; and, I am similarly moved, whenever I think of the statement your dad made at the scene of the incident, just before he passed. My colleague had occasion to be at the base of the stairway in the course of the standoff, as your dad ascended the stairs to confront the escapees. Upon being struck by gunfire, your dad fell down the stairs and came to rest at the feet of my colleague and others. I thought you should know, that your dad‘s last thoughts were of you and your siblings. As conveyed to me by my colleague, realizing the end was near, your dad’s last words were “Oh my God, my kids!” Despite having not been an eyewitness, those words have stuck with me for these last 43 years; and, I share them with you, not to create sadness or upset, but perhaps to offer you the comfort of knowing how important you and your siblings were to your dad.

At the time of this incident, I was 23, your dad was 34. At the age of 66, as I look back on his photo now, he is forever young, which tends to underscore the tragedy of it all; and is a relative
reminder that time is fleeting and waits for no one. Nevertheless, it is clear, that despite the obstacles in life, your dad’s legacy endures and your love for him is everlasting.

Best regards and Godspeed Terri; to you, to your growing family . . . forever his.

Sincerely,

Bud Corbett, Chief of Operations
Pasadena P.D (Retired)

February 16, 2019

Dad, It has now been 43 years since we lost you and not one day has gone by that I have not thought about you in some way. You are loved so very much. You now have another great grandchild bringing the total number of your great grandchildren to 5. Pictures of you hang on our walls and though you are not with us in this world, you are always with us through your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

I love you and miss you.
Terri

Terri Calhoun Cassh
Daughter

October 10, 2018

RIP Officer Calhoun. Hope the inmates enjoyed their last moments.

Deputy Constable Anonymous Anonymous
31 years of service

April 12, 2018

I still remember riding with you as a new Accident Investigator. I remember where I was when I heard of your untimely death. Barbara and Terri time does not stop the hurt that you and your family endured. May God grant you a special peace.

Joe Willis
Special Prosecution Unit-Retired

October 12, 2017

Dad, Another year without you. Sad. You have another great granddaughter. I miss you very much. Reframed an old photo of you when you were in High School. Its a black and white. I put it in a tarnished silver frame and hung it in my bedroom. I mis you.

Terri Calhoun Cash
Daughter

October 10, 2017

Deeds of a Great Warrior Live Forever...

Inv. B. Morris
Louisiana State Police

January 22, 2017

Dad, it is National Police Officer Memorial Week and I just wanted to say once again I love you and I miss you.

To everyone coming here to share their stories, thank you so very much! I am so glad my father is remembered.

Terri
Daughter of Richard H. Calhoun EOW 10/10/1975

May 15, 2016

In the spring and summer of 1975, I played teenage baseball in South Houston. Mr. Calhoun was our coach. He was a man who had a great interest in youth and wanted to make a difference. He not only coached me in baseball, but coached me in life as well. I only new him for a short period of time but he made an impression on me. I am 54 years old now and can still remember playing for him and the fun we had.
He was a good man.

Tom Sheram Friend

April 6, 2016

I was working Day Shift Patrol, at North Shepherd Station. Met Officer Calhoun during my working hours and became good friends. I just remember him being a good HPD Officer and was always very nice and just a good person to talk with. October 10, 1975 I lost a good friend. Gone But Will Never Be Forgotten.

Officer Steve R. Benavides
Houston Police Dept. ( class #36 )

March 14, 2016

Belinda: If you read this, please e-mail me [email protected], I would love to talk to you. I am Richard's youngest daughter, I was 4 when my dad was killed.

Barbara Calhoun
daughter of RoHo

March 11, 2016

I didn't know Officer Calhoun but I can honestly say because of him and other officers on October 10, 1975 my family is alive. I was a child at the time and I remember that day. We lived in the house next door that was surrounded by SWAT team and officers. My father was pulled out of the house, and my mother was unable to get back home after dropping us off at school. It was a tragic day for those people. I remember the face of the man who watched me as I was playing on the tree and the shock I had when I saw on the news the men who were in that house. My deepest condolences to the Calhoun family. That is a day I will never forget.

Belinda
child of that tragic day

November 10, 2015

Thank you all for leaving your reflections. It's been 45 years and still my Dad lives on in the memories of those who knew him, worked with him, laughed with him and supported our family when we were going through the worst. On behalf of my Father I want to thank you all for still being here. I and my family stand beside you all as well. I support you #ThinBLueLine. I speak out for you on many forums and through social media #BadgeOfHonor and I always will.

This Year, the tribute I give for my father, is to ALL LEO's across our great country. Be Safe and God Bless.

Terri Cash
Daughter of Richard H. Calhoun EOW 10/10/1975

October 12, 2015

I remember riding with RoHo in Accident Investigation right after I tranfered there. I remember where I was and what I was doing when I heard the terrible news. His memory remains with me today even after all these years. May his family continue to find peace.

Joe Willis
Retired S.P.U. Investigator

October 5, 2015

Dad,

Almost 40 years have passed and not a day had gone by that I have not thought of you. TO this day I tell storied of fishing with you, learning to ride my first motorcycle while you held on to the back, the day you cut your finger on the lawnmower, BBQ's on the patio and Okie from Muskogee (which your grand-daughter woke me up to, playing it on her cell phone). Your roses, the scar on your shoulder, all the snake you caught in the backyard...... those memories mean so much to me. I love you Dad. Happy Birthday!

Terri
Daughter

August 4, 2015

I too am the daughter of a retired HPD officer who knew your loving father. It was my uncle who tried to carry your father to safety.

I will continue to pray for you and your family.

Your father... a hero gone but not forgotten.

Daughter of fellow HPD officer
Daughter of HPD officer who was shot twice but survived

July 13, 2015

Dad,

Today is National Police Officer Remembrance Day, but not a day goes by that I do not think of you. You are loved and missed more than words can express.

All my love,
Terri

Terri
Daughter

May 15, 2015

Dad, today Officer Darren Wilson was exonerated for protecting his life against an assailant who intended to take his gun from him. I know you would be proud of the justice rightly served today and I am so very glad Officer Wilson's family has him in their lives still. God Bless Officer Wilson's family and give them strength. PS. I miss you terribly!

Terri
Daughter

November 25, 2014

Today has been 37 years since you were taken from us. Thoughts to you and your family and may they continue to find peace in Christ

Investigator Joe Willis
Special Prosecution Unit

October 10, 2013

Heroes live forever, Officer Calhoun, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Houston and the Great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

October 10, 2013

I miss you, Richard

Robert E Calhoun, MCPO, USN (Ret)
Brother

January 12, 2013

Officer Calhoun,
On today, the 37th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrfice for the citizens of Houston. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol

October 10, 2012

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