Houston Police Sgt. Drowns in Flood On His Way To Work

August 30, 2017 09:29
Houston Police Sgt. Drowns in Flood On His Way To Work

Harvey has been a record shattering tropical storm in U.S, this storm has broke all the previous rainfall records, thousands of people under evacuation orders and many people carving to hear about their loved ones safety.

This Storm has recorded a water fall of 50 inches and many search and rescue teams are working to ensure safety of the people, one of such Houston police has lost his life, as he couldn’t find his way back home in flood water.

Houston police chief Art Acevedo said, a veteran Houston Police officer died when he drove his vehicle into flood water covering the Hardy Toll Way.Sgt.Steve Perez,60, had worked for 34 years in the department.

Acevedo said, “Steve was one of the sweetest people I’ve meet in this department”, “I have only been here from 9 months and we’ve got, you know,6500 employees and I knew who Steve Perez was, because he is sweet, gentle public servant.

He said in the news conference that Perez, who worked in the traffic enforcement division, left to his home around 4 p.m on Sunday to drive to his station but couldn’t find a path as the flooding caused it impossible to find the way.

Investigators informed that Perez tried for two hours and half hours to find a way, before calling a supervisor and saying he reported to his secondary duty station.

As on Monday they noticed that Perez has not attended the roll call and after contacting his family they launched a search, the search team determined his probable path and narrowed his last location to Hardy Toll Road in Houston, the dive team was called but couldn’t conduct the rescue operations as it was too treacherous Monday night.

The chief said, they made a decision to wait until morning, as they didn’t wanted to risk more officers for what they know that it would be a recovery mission. The body was recovered by diva team around 8a.m. it was concluded that the officer drove into the flood water and died.

The major applauded the dedication of the officers in such critical situation.

He said, “every single day we ask our men in blue to show up, to come to work when conditions are good and even when conditions are very challenging.

The mayor said the entire Houston community beyond that would extend prayers to the loved ones of Perez who was seeking to serve the city.

By A.s

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