January 4, 2019: On December 31st, Houston Police Department K9 TRex was injured during the search for at least three burglary suspects who allegedly broke into a cell phone store.
During the search, K9 T-Rex was injured and rushed to a veterinarian for surgery. Police said the dog was trying to jump over a fence and snagged the lower part of his stomach on a wire.
The Houston Police Family Support Unit visited TRex and brought him a get well basket that he loved!
December 7, 2018: The Family Support Unit was honored to present our 1st Annual Blue Heart Award to two of our outstanding community members. This award is in recognition of their continued support & dedication to our law enforcement community. Congratulations to Alan Helfman, Jim McIngvale, and the Houston Police Officers' Union!
It is a privilege for us to step in, visit with them to ensure they are taken care of when a line of duty injury occurs. Our nonprofit organization is able to continue to do so with the help of partners like these. These heroes risk their lives daily and Houston is a safer place because of their service.
February 2018: During Hurricane Harvey , the Houston LEO Family Support Unit provided assistance to our HPD officers who worked tirelessly to help Houstonians. We are very EXCITED to have been able to donate OVER $20,000 in monetary and goods to these heroes & our Blue Family during this catastrophic event.
July 8, 2018: The Houston Police Family Support Unit hosted their quarterly member meeting at the HPOU. Our guest speaker was HPD Officer Zachau and K9 Winston.
May 26, 2018: The Houston Police Family Support Unit hosted a BBQ fundraiser at the South Gessner station. Family, community members, and officers turned out for this great event! Half of our merchandise sales when to help Officer Brothers while he is recovering.
October 8, 2017: We held our quarterly member meeting with guest speaker Sheri Cortez, the wife of HPD Officer Ronny Cortez who was shot three times in the line of duty in February. She talked about Ronny’s journey over the past seven months and the importance of being prepared in the event of a Line of Duty Injury.
May 7, 2017 - Quarterly member meeting with guest speaker HPD Chief Art Acevedo.
February 2018: Our board members were out at the benefit to raise money for Officer Ronny Cortez that was shot in the line of duty in February 2017..
May 18, 2017: The Houston LEO Family Support Unit was there to remember as family, both blood and blue, came together to remember Fallen Hero Richard Martin.
September 23, 2017: Thank you to the Germantown, TN police officers with the Thin Blue Line Foundation for driving to Houston to deliver two trailers of furniture for our flooded officers. We appreciate those from class 232 and class 233 for volunteering their time to help us unload at the HPOU
After hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area so many citizens, companies and police departments stepped up to help our Houston Police Officers. The Family Support Unit delivered over 600 meals, over 300 pair of Justin boots, and delivered goods to officers that were flooded.
October 2017: the group Cookies for a Cop, reached out to us wanting to provide cookies to every patrol officer on every shift! Over 2,200 cookies and 2,200 brownies were purchased, baked, and delivered to all the stations.
October 21, 2017: Teams battled for first, second, and third place at our flag football tournament .
September 15, 2017: The Family Support Unit partnered up with Dana Tyson at Sunny 99.1 to sell shirts as a fundraiser. Proceeds go back to the officers that were flooded during hurricane Harvey.
The Houston LEO FSU and the TBL Motorcycle Club presented checks to Officer Cortez and Munoz from fundraising efforts earlier in month.
August 7, 2017: The Houston LEO Family Support Unit attended the HPD graduating class 231.
April 2018: We held our quarterly member meeting and our guest speaker was Captain Craig Bellamy from South Gessner. He talked a bit about our organization and how we were specifically able to provide assistance to several of his officers in the recovery efforts from hurricane Harvey.
September 20, 2017: A big thank you to Candelari's Washington for buying shirts for all their staff and even selling our shirts in their restaurant! Stop by and buy one today.
May 20 2018: The Houston Police Family Support Unit took Officer Brothers and his family a hospital bag and visited with the family while he was in the hospital. . He sustained injuries while on duty when hit by a suspected drunk driver.
December 1, 2018: WHAT an amazing morning! We had a great turnout at our 1st Annual Shop with a Blue Hero event. The HPFSU makes it a priority to connect with our blue family, especially the ones who've made the ultimate sacrifice. This holiday season, we were honored to take the children of our fallen HPD officers on a Christmas shopping spree. Thank you to our donors: the Thin Blue Line MC, Candalaris Pizzeria, HPOU, Relentless Defender, APS Building Services, Target & all of the citizens who have given back..
August 12, 2017: The Houston LEO Family Support Unit, enjoyed meeting the families of HPD Class 233 at Family Night. Welcome to the family!
Our organization is there to support our family in blue. We provide assistance for the officer and the family when an officer is injured in a Line of Duty Injury or more tragically, in a Line of Duty Death. We attend rally's, benefits, and pro-law enforcement events to show our support!
August 22, 2017: It's the first day of kindergarten for Kevin Will Jr, the son of Fallen hero, Kevin will. His blue family walked him to school. We had agencies from all over Texas showing their support for Kevin.
December 24, 2018: Two SE HPD Officers were hit by a drunk driver early this morning on Monday, December 24th, 2018. While on the way to a call, their patrol car was hit head on, & flipped several times before catching on fire. US Marine/HPD Officer Reid instantly cut himself out of the car to help pull his partner & classmate from the fiery wreckage. With the help of 2 citizens, he was able to get Officer Daily out seconds before the car exploded.
May 18, 2018: The Houston Police Family Support Unit attended the 2018 HPD Police Memorial. We take time to remember those officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice. The Family Support Unit and the HPOU provided blue candles to the families of the fallen and those who attended to light in honor of their loved ones lost.
December 2017: The Houston LEO Family Support Unit visited with Officer Phares out of the Northeast station. While on her way to a call, her patrol car was T-boned by a vehicle. She is resilient, determined and has a great attitude while recovering.
September 17, 2017: We attended the Texas Flood Jam! We were raising funds for our officers that were flooded during hurricane Harvey.
May 19, 2017: The Houston LEO Family Support Unit attending the 2017 HPD Police Memorial. We take time to remember those officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice. The organization provided blue candles to the families of the fallen to light in honor of their loved ones.
November 12, 2017: We began our process of handing out checks for officers affected by hurricane Harvey.
July 8, 2018: The Houston Police Family Support Unit hosted their quarterly member meeting at the HPOU. Our board members presenting a check for K9s for Cops in honor of K9 Rony who passed earlier this year due to injuries he sustained in the line of duty.
December 12, 2018: The Houston Police Family Support Unit was honored to assist HPD SOLO Officer Hammons in getting a sit to stand recliner and an Amazon gift card. Officer Hammons was struck by a vehicle and suffered two broken legs.
Family Night for Cadet Class 230 was on April 18, 2017. The Houston LEO FSU was meeting the families of these cadets and welcoming them to the blue family..
June 9, 2019: Member Meeting, 2:00, 1600 State St, 4th floor Union building, Houston, 77007. Guest speaker TBA
June 17, 2017: Cynthia Martin, the daughter of fallen hero HPD Richard Martin, requested HPD officers be the blue at her wedding . We were honored to help Cynthia Martin honor her request and have her blue family by her side. We wish them a lifetime of happiness.
September 22, 2017: Police Wives of America made a generous donation to the Family Support Unit for our officers that were flooded during hurricane Harvey.
January 4, 2019: Our quarterly meeting we had Officer Ann Carrizales share her experience with us. She was shot in the face & chest while on a traffic stop & IS the definition of relentless. Officer Carrizales spoke candidly about overcoming the hardest struggle: the aftermath beyond the aftermath.