Constables receive commendation for Hurricane Harvey response
Updated: Feb 2, 2018
When Hurricane Harvey made landfall and tore a path of devastation through Houston, Rockport and other coastal cities, many first-responders, police departments, and ordinary citizens heeded the call for help. Among them was the Special Response Team from Precinct 2. Led by Sr. Sgt. Mike Jennings, along with team members Sgt. Sam Lindsey, Cpl. Kenneth Guerrero, Deputy Sergio Flores, Deputy Edward Garden, and Deputy Robert Miri, headed to Houston to help in any capacity.
For seven days, the group assisted the Midwest Patrol Division of the Houston Police Department on at least 130 calls for service. These calls ranged from seizing narcotics and illegal firearms to assisting stranding civilians and preventing looting to vulnerable businesses and homes. More importantly, their presence meant the Houston P.D. officers, who had been working 24 hour shifts conducting rescues and responding to calls, could get a chance to go home and check on their properties and be with their families and loved ones.
Our office received several letters from the City of Houston and Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo commending the team for its dedication, camaraderie, and effectiveness in assisting the citizens of Houston. We would like to extend our thanks to these officers for their efforts and tenacity of duty.