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Police Officer David Huerta

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, September 19, 1973

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Reflections for Police Officer David Huerta

Officer Huerta,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 19, 2023

Officer Huerta
Thanks for serving Houston PD with honor and dignity. It sounds like you were an exemplary cop and better person. As a veteran, I thank you for serving in Viet Nam as well.

James Lopey, Assistant Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno, Nevada)
Nevada DPS

September 19, 2023

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 19, 2020

RIP Officer Huerta.

Deputy Constable Anonymous Anonymous
31 years of service

April 12, 2018

I miss you and sad that I never got to actually bond with you. Granny and Popo told me so many stories about you. They missed you dearly. You have a grandson that is starting to look more and more like you. I know i will see you one day.
Marcie Lynn

Marcie Cleveland

May 26, 2016

I miss you and wish i could remember all the wonderful times we had together. Granny and Popo would talk about you all the time and show me so many pictures of us. You have a handsome grandson that is starting to look like you as he gets older. Until we see each other again.
Love you always,
Marcie Lynn Cleveland

Thank you for your kind words.

Marcie Cleveland

May 26, 2016

I'm so sorry that you had to lose your life and that your wife and daughter had to suffer at the hands of my father. I can't even imagine what your family and friends had to go through. I don't remember my father for I was only two and I think your daughter was close or a little younger than me. I'm just sitting here reading newspaper clippings of that day and decided to google your name and read a lot of nice things about you and how you are missed even after all these years. Rest in peace.

Mindy Brandt Craig

June 23, 2015

Officer David as we prepare for our "50" year reunion for next June 2014, you will be missed. But you will be remembered and a part of our time together. Your ultimate sacrifice to the residents of Houston will not be forgotten. You are not forgotten by the Jeff Davis High School class of 1964.
Linda Lacy Vestal '64
Reunion Committee

Davis Reunion Committee
Jeff Davis High School class of '64

December 7, 2013

Heroes live forever, Officer Huerta, 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.

September 19, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th 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 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.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 19, 2012

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

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

September 19, 2012

Officer Huerta, if I could tell you one thing, it would be that your brothers in blue have not forgotten you, even though you've been gone nearly 39 years. My dad, Patrolman J.L. Carlos, Ret., remembers you well and has always kept your memory alive in our household, from the time my brother and I were kids, and even now that we're grown and have homes of our own. Much respect to you, Officer Huerta...and to your family, the Carlos Family will continue to keep The Huertas in our prayers, as always.

Desirée Carlos
daughter of HPD Patrolman J.L. Carlos, ret.

March 7, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Huerta. You're not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

September 19, 2011

"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
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

My beloved David, you are still and always be in our hearts and in our lives. Our Lord said "Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted"(matt.5:4)I know one day, we'll be together again.
missing you

Connie Huerta Cerda
surviving wife

November 23, 2006

Officer Huerta, thank you for your service.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

June 6, 2006

30 years ago today you gave your life to protect the lives of others. Thank you.

God bless.

INS Agent
Customs and Border Protection

September 19, 2003

You are not forgotten, blue angel. God bless to those you left behind. You are a hero

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

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