Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Elston Morris Howard

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, July 20, 1988

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Reflections for Officer Elston Morris Howard

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Ret.

July 29, 2023

I will truly always and forever miss my little brother. He was the greatest person in my life.
Your sister,
July 19, 2023

Sheila Howard Agee

July 19, 2023

I received a call for shooting that night. Only to walk in and find Officer Howard down. It wasn’t until then we knew it was an Officer involved shooting. Good guy. Still think about that night this many years later. Rest My fellow Officer!

Officer Gary E Holden
Houston Police

September 1, 2021

He rode with me once when he was a rookie. 16 district nights (the old 16 district) out of Central. I ran into him a few years later coming out of 33 Artesian as he was coming in. Told me he was transferring to Vice. He was happy, big smile on his face. Did not know him well, but seemed like a nice young guy. A horrible tragedy under bizarre circumstances.

Former PO
Former HPD

May 1, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 20, 2020

Office Howard,
You will be remembered for your bravery and service. You are still missed after all of these years. Rest in Heaven

Yolanda Adams

October 1, 2019

Officer Howard,

Thank you for your bravery and your service. Your killer was executed tonight. The media talked alot about him but I wanted to know more about you and so I found this page. So many comments here talk about what a great person you were. I hope tonight brought closure and peace to your family. R.I.P Officer Howard.

Kim Jessup

January 30, 2019

You can now RIP Officer Howard. The worthless piece of shit that executed you got his tonight

Deputy Constable Anonymous Anonymous
31 years of service

January 30, 2019

Knowing that you never got the chance to meet sweet Margeaux or baby #2 makes me hurt inside. But I have faith that one day we will all be reunited in the Kingdom of the Lord, and you will love your grandchildren as much as they will grow up loving you.

Tyesha Beller

January 25, 2019

I had a few occasions when I worked with Elston Howard and found him to be a man of integrity and honor. He always wore a smile when conversing and was very good at what he did. Principally, he worked narcotics and was on loan to the Vice Division at the time of his death. I was proud to have known him.

Sr. P.O. Roland T. Johnson

December 22, 2018

Officer Elston Howard will not ever be forgotten. It is important for those who continue to carry the torch to protect our society know and understand that the life of Elston Howard (and all the men and women in law enforcement and the justice system who paid the ultimate sacrifice) have a profound importance on policing and the criminal justice system. God bless your family and continue to make Officer Elston Howard proud until you see him again.

Va'Shawnda McLean - Sergeant
Houston Police Department - Class 203

August 1, 2018

RIP Officer Howard.

Captain P. M. Larkin
Galveston County Pct. 1

April 12, 2018

To the family, As I set in a training class in San Antonio, TX I learned a little about your loved one Officer Howard. We as police Chiefs would like to extend our graditude for his bravery and courage. We are honoring our fallen brothers and sisters today. On behalf of The July, 2017 Texas Police Chiefs Leadership Series please, accept our condolences. Officer Howard will not be forgotten.

Chief R. Price
Connally ISD PD

July 28, 2017

Sitting here reminiscing and telling my co-worker how you would help me and my sister get out of trouble with our dad. You were like a big brother.

Yalanda Johnson Thomas
kid of a cop

November 10, 2016

Thank you for serving in our law enforcement. No words of mine could ever sum up the admiration that I have for you. RIP and my condolences to your family.

John Haseltine - Civilian

August 11, 2016

May you have eternal peace with God, a brave man you were. You were taken too soon, but spared the evil in this world. May your friends and family reflect on their memories of you to ease their pain.

Ret. Sr. Officer Maria Row
Houston P.D.

July 22, 2016

Rest in Peace Police Officer Elton Morris Howard. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice.

I Pray for Peace for your Family. Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever pursue your murderer. May they know no rest on this earth. May they burn forever in the lake of fire.


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

July 20, 2016

Missing you so much today.

Tyesha Victoria Howard-Boudreaux

May 14, 2016

My dear Morris, the day has finely execution date has been set for September 14, 2016. It took many years for this moment in our lives to happen. What a birthday gift for you!!! The family can finally get closure and justice for such a horrible crime. There is not a day when I don't think about you, your laugh, your concern about others, the love you had for your family and all of the family memories that you were not a part of. You have been truly missed and will forever and ever and ever be in our hearts.

Sheila R. Howard-Agee
Your Sister

April 4, 2016

I can remember sitting at table playing cards with you in Austin,Texas at Texas Police Olympics telling you to be careful. Your death touched me deeply and enriched in me to always be mindful of my surrounding.

Sr police officer Hollis Felder
Houston Police

September 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Lil Brother!!!

Alvonda Michelle Howard

September 18, 2014

Happy Heavenly Birthday. I love you to the Moon and back.

Tyesha Victoria Howard Boudreaux

September 18, 2014

Loving Memories Morris on your 51st birthday this September 18. Once again another shared birthday missed.

To my wonderful, amazing and courageous brother
Of all the gifts in life
However great or small
To have you as my brother
Was the greatest gift of all.
A special time
A special place
A special Brother
I can’t replace
With an aching heart
I whisper low
I miss you so much Morris
And love you so.

Your sister, Sheila Howard Agee

Sheila R. Howard-Agee

September 18, 2014

Mr. Howard,

I would like to introduce myself, I am Darnell your beautiful daughters fiance. I never had the pleasure of meeting you but I feel as I know you. Tye talks about you all the time. She is so proud of you. She is an amazing women and you will be super proud. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Darnell Beller
Future Son and Law

August 22, 2014

I love you, and I will never forget your sacrifice.


August 22, 2014

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