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Jorge Gomez
Senior Police Officer
Senior Police Officer Jorge A. Gomez passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017, at the age of 48. He joined the Houston Police Department on August 20, 1990, Academy Class #141. During his career in the Department, Senior Police Officer Gomez was assigned to the North Division, Northwest Division, Central Division, Homicide Division, Northeast Division, and to the Airport Division – IAH.

Funeral arrangements are pending.


Board Meeting Minutes
February 9, 2017
FEBRUARY 9, 2017

Call to Order:  President Steve Rayne called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.

Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance:  Bill Elkin

Present:  Ashby, Barnard, Beale, Elkin, Gaines, Kivela, Potell, Rayne, St.John, Toth, Walschburger, Zoch 
Absent:     Blair, Miller 

Sergeant at Arms:  Robert Crane  

Parliamentarian:  Ed Aldridge

Determination of Quorum: A quorum was present.

Treasurer’s Report and Minutes of Previous Meeting: 
Motion by Beale, 2nd by Walschburger to approve minutes and treasurer’s report as printed.  Voice Vote.  Motion Carried.

President – Steve Rayne:
Burial Fund President Jay Gause will speak at the business meeting..
A representative from Secure Legacy, a funeral planning service will be at the March meeting with door prizes. [More]
Business Meeting Minutes
February 9, 2017
FEBRUARY 9, 2017

Call to Order: President Steve Rayne called meeting to order at 9:50 a.m.

Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance:  Monty Montgomery  

Minutes of Previous Meeting:
Motion by Fred Walschburger, 2nd by Forrest Turbeville, to approve the minutes as printed. Voice Vote. Motion Carried.

Jay Gause - HPD Burial Fund President 
The HPD Burial Fund was established in 1925.
The Burial Fund held the annual meeting following the HPROA January business meeting and installed the Trustees. [More]

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Retiree Roundup
February 9, 2017
Retiree Roundup
February 2017

Al Blair: (1-7-17) We visited with Al this morning by phone.. He is a patient at Cornerstone Hospital 5314,Dashwood in Bellaire, 281-295-5300. He has been there for 2 weeks and reports that he is recovering and rehabbing from the amputation of his big toe on his left foot. He is mobile and improving. He is also making funeral arrangements for his 91 year old sister who passed away this week. [More]

City of Houston
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Pension System Update
February 2017
As of is writing, nothing in  writing regarding the content of HB 43, being authored by Chairman Dan Flynn, has been incorporated into the original filing.  The early bill was filed by Chairman Flynn solely to secure a small bill number which would insure an early hearing in committee.  All of the language in the filed bill will be replaced when the final version is completed by the city. My latest conversation with Terry Bratton, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of HPOPS, revealed that the city legal was still working on the final language.  When I spoke with Chairman Flynn, he said that all he was waiting on was the final content of the bill that would pushed forward.
Steve Rayne and I have made contact with many elected officials ( Representatives and Senators) and their staff, in concert with HPOPS Trustees, advising that we are still hopeful that city will get off dead center and complete the content of the bill, and will proceed with selling the necessary Obligation Bonds to pay the city's debt to HPOPS.
I am waiting to see a list from the Speaker of the House, Joe Straus, as to committee assignments and their members of the committees.
More to come.       Bill Elkin


Be Sure to Mark Your Calendars
Hello friends and all HPD retirees,
Hope everyone has their calendars marked for February 25, 2017.  This is the date for our  annual Houston Reunion to be held at the Houston Police Academy located at 17000 Aldine Westfield Road.  The Reunion will be from 10AM - 2PM, with lunch served about Noon.  The cost is $10 per person which includes a wonderful lunch.
We are hoping to have a great turnout, to see retirees we have not seen since last year.  In 2016 we had  170 attendees and our goal  this year is to surpass that number.  So folks, come on out and help us reach our goal!
We still need like new items for our Silent Auction. [More]
Family Assistance Update
January 2017
Ernest Leal:(1-29-17 nf) Nick Nichols reports that Earnest is still at North Cypress hospital but breathing machine was removed last night & he is breathing on his own. Dee states that he is somewhat better. Keep Earnest in your prayers.   (1-24-17 nf) Husband of member Dee Leal was admitted to North Cypress hospital, Hwy 290 & Huffmeister, about a week ago with bronchitis and his health has turned downward since that time. He is currently in ICU #18 running a high grade fever which doctors cannot determine the source. [More]

Northeast Station Breakfast
Every FIRST SATURDAY of each month at 7:30 am, at the GOLDEN CORRAL, 9663 FM 1960 W. bypass (just west on FM 1960 @ the Eastex Fwy.) Humble. Former Northeast officers 



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