Members of the Houston Police Department gathered to salute Sgt. Steve Perez who drowned in his vehicle while trying to report to duty during Harvey's devastating flooding.
Kenneth Lawton probably shouldn't be alive, but his wife says he got a second chance thanks to God and a Deer Park police officer.
In a touching video by the Miami Police Department, Sergeant Tony Ginzo played an acoustic rendition of "Knockin on Heaven's Door." In the video, Ginzo performed the heartfelt song as images appeared of officers who recently died in the line of duty.
Three officers recounted their emotional experience searching for children who ultimately died in a massive house fire in Montgomery County on Friday. The three young children were trapped on the second story of a home in Tamina when the floor collapsed beneath them.
"I don't know. I don't know how he missed me...by the Grace of God," said officer Greg Vradenburg.
Vradenburg describes a frightening moment when he narrowly escaped death in January 2016. Video from his body camera was recently released that shows what happened before a shooting involving a chase suspect.
Meanwhile, a 14-year-old battling a rare cancer got his wish to join the Tomball Police Department. Nathan McGarrett has dreamed of a career in law enforcement for as long as he can remember and the officers in Tomball made his dream come true.
It's not a surprise that officers can get into interesting situations, and when it comes to chasing suspects on the highway or in neighborhoods, who knows what could happen. Watch the video below to take a look at some of the Houston area's most bizarre police chases.
Weeks after he was shot multiple times in the line of duty, 24-year HPD officer Ronny Cortez is optimistic about his ability to walk again. Cortez was critically wounded in February while attempting to capture a burglary suspect in the 8700 block of Sterlingame.
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Ronald 'Pookie' Hall sent off with last radio call after 32 years without a sick day at Texas City police
Bellaire officers welcome 7-year-old battling cancer to the force
Police officer rescues toy for young girl, then posts the cutest photos of its journey home
Injured Houston police officer honored for heroic efforts
Missouri City police officers take children on holiday shopping spree
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