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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

Daddy, I'm getting married!!!! And I know in my heart that you would love my future husband just as much as I do. I have told him so much about you. I know you are smiling down on me. And I know that on December 20, 2014, you will be there in spirit to walk me down the aisle.

Tyesha Victoria
Daughter

February 9, 2014

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

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

July 20, 2013

I am continually thinking about you, forever and always you will be in my heart. Love you forever more!!!

Lisa Boudreaux

December 7, 2012

elston your daughter n family we need to get togather so i can tell them just what they meant to you and just how much police work and family was a part of your life, that we were patrol partners etc.. danny vaughan h.p.d. class of 112, ret 01-01-01.

SENIOR OFFICER DANNY VAUGHAN,112
HOUSTON POLICE CLASS 112

September 26, 2012

elston, i came to visit and talk with you several months ago, coming by today, i met your sister there w you i think she said she was your sister i didnt get to tell her much about us, that we rode togather under my numbers, 10h51d, and of the things we talked about people need to know you always loved being a real cop and loved your family, mostly your daughter you bragged on her a lot, and yam liked hanging out with the guys, your a great partner and friend miss your humor and friendship, you not really gone to me youve been reasigned to patrol for god in his department, doing it for god... love ya officer danny vaughan, ret 01-01-2012

SENIOR OFFICER DANNY VAUGHAN,112
HOUSTON POLICE CLASS 112

September 24, 2012

elston and i patrolled togather in my unit 10h51days he was a very good partner, friend, and person, i will never forget him even after myself being shot 4 times in the face while working at s.c. i go talk to elston grave site and leave a donut on his marker. i still miss my partner, friend-he lioved just being with the fellars( FRIENDS). RIP MY FRIEND

SENIOR OFFICER DANNY VAUGHAN,112
HOUSTON POLICE CLASS 112

September 22, 2012

I love you!!!

Tyesha
Daughter

September 18, 2012

I love you, today and every day.

Tyesha Howard Boudreaux
Daughter

July 20, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Howard. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

July 20, 2012

It was at your service that I started to ask the question, do I really know Jesus. I started re-examining my life and started on a path that God took me down, I have retired from HPD and now pastor a church.
God Bless you Elston, miss you but will see you again!

Sergeant Kenny Martin
Retired/HPD/Pastor

May 16, 2012

Love you and miss you so much!

Tyesha
Daughter

March 4, 2012

Rest in peace - you're not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

July 20, 2011

I think about you every day. On most days, I think about you and smile. But on days like today, I feel so angry and hurt that you aren't here with me. Words can't begin to explain how much I love and miss you. I hope I am making you proud and I hope that I grew up to be the daughter that you wanted me to be. I wish you were here for me to talk to. I wish we could have had more years together, but I'm thankful for the time that we did have. One thing I know for sure is that you loved me unconditionally, and I love you with every fiber in my being.
I love you. I miss you. I never stop thinking about you. And I will never let your memory fade.

Tyesha
Daughter

April 3, 2011

Where do I start...It has been twenety-two very long years and the pain has not ended. I still get up and the sun is still shining but my brother is not here to share it with me. Morris you are missed so dearly, your smile, your wisdom and the love that you showed your family. I know "life" goes on but unless you have walked in these shoes life will never be the same again. Even though I was the oldest and Morris was the youngest, we shared so many things together even our birthdays. The momories....it is great to have them, so I can share with those who do not know or remember Morris. So as I end my therapeutic writings I feel as others feel that I am wonderfully bless that my brother, in his short life on earth was such a blessing to me. My love forever and always.

Sheila Howard Agee
Sister

January 7, 2011

Thank you sir for you your service, all of Houston the thankful. May you rest in peace!!

Scott
Houstonian

December 16, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of your daughter and all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 20, 2010

You have not been forgotten. Thankyou for your dedicated service to others.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 20, 2010

"I want my unborn son to be like my daddy... I want my husband to be like my daddy... There is no one else like my daddy... And I thank you for loving me..."

Tyesha Victoria Howard-Boudreaux
daughter

March 10, 2010

Hi Daddy,
I was thinking about you, like I do every day, and I just wanted to let you know that I love and miss you. I hope I am making you proud.

Tyesha

Anonymous

February 9, 2010

My dear Uncle,

I still remember that week when our world tragically changed. I remember what I was doing and wearing. I can remember the days you would come get me from Mother's, and I would wait for you on the top step of the porch and jump into your arms. Then wait anxiously to see what goodies you would bring me (it was always the flavored chap stick). Years have went by and I find it still hard to think about you without crying. I find myself usually standing in the distance when it comes to you to make sure everyone else is ok. Often times I think what would we be doing if you were still with us?? Where would I be? What would Mother be doing? But, I know God doesn't make any mistakes so he must of needed a Strong Angel by his side. You would be so proud of us!!! Im following in your footsteps with my nieces and making a lasting impression in their lives. I hope that I could be half the person you are/were. We love you so extremely much. Constantly thinking of you,

Your favorite niece, Ashlie

Anonymous

December 1, 2009

There is not a time the family don't think about you. Carolyn and I visited your Memorial in DC. It brought tears to my eyes just knowing you are not here with us. The good memories is what keeps us going. Love you lil sis!

Stephanie Thompson Patton
Lil sister (Carolyn's sister)

November 16, 2009

YOU ARE VERY MISSED, I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

LISA

Lisa
His Daughter's Mon

November 18, 2008

There is not a day that goes by that I don't miss my daddy.
I can't believe that it has been 20 years since you were taken from us. We all love you dearly and miss you so much.
But I know that you are shining down on me from Heaven, and I live to make you and mom proud.

I love you
"Tutu"

Tyesha Victoria Howard-Boudreaux
daughter

March 11, 2008

"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 whos 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

February 13, 2008

Elston; My memory of him was this young kid full of life.
when he went to vice he was so happy because he was so young. He loved to wear suits and I would see him in court looking like an attorney more then a cop.

Only God knows why such a promising life was taken as it was just beginning to blossom. I am glad I got to know you, you made an impression on my life whether you knew it or not.

blain
HPD

August 29, 2007

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