HOUSTON POLICE OFFICER DROWNS IN FLOODWATERS

ST. JOHN BARNED-SMITH AND LINDSAY ELLIS ON AUG 29, 2017
SOURCE: HOUSTON CHRONICLE

HOUSTON — His wife warned him not to go. He insisted.

Steve Perez, a 34-year Houston police officer, drowned in his patrol car in Harvey floodwaters, a tearful Chief Art Acevedo said Tuesday afternoon.

Perez, days shy of his 61st birthday, was in his patrol car driving to work downtown Sunday morning when he got trapped in high water.

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