Officer Richard Houston Death – Tributes To Sergeant Richard Houston

Officer Richard Houston Death: It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Richard Houston, a Mesquite Texas Officer who is dedicated to making the world a better place.

Richard Houston Cause of Death

On December 03, 2021, Richard Houston was shot and killed in the line of duty.

Richard Houston Obituary isn’t available at this moment,as families are still mourning the dead.

Friends and families flooded the media with Tributes:

Married 2 The Badge wrote: We would like to send our condolences to Mesquite Police Department – Texas and the family of Richard Houston. Officer Houston was shot and killed in the line of duty. We will never forget our first responders who paid the ultimate sacrifice. 🖤💙🖤

Abel Wrote: Sgt. Richard Houston! RIP. My thoughts & prayers go out to him, his family, and Mesquite PD. 💙🙏🏻

Holly: My City is mourning the loss of one of our own. A rainbow appeared as he died. I’m sad for the family of this 21 year veteran here at the holidays. A very sad time to lose your spouse and your dad. Please pray for this family and police department. 1st human Mesquite Police Department officer killed in the line of duty in Mesquite in 47 years.
Officer Richard Houston – End Of Watch 12/03/2021

Ashley Wrote: This is Sgt. Richard Houston. He was John’s sergeant when he was with the Mesquite Police Department. He was shot and killed in the line of duty today. He didn’t deserve this. He was one of the greatest officers we knew. The first one on scene to both of our house fires, brought us drinks and food when we were stuck there all day. A sweet, caring man who loved his job and family. He was a sniper and on the SWAT team. My heart is breaking for his family, his blue brothers and sisters, and my husband who looked up to him. Rest easy, warrior. We have the watch from here. Enough!!!

Kristi wrote: RIP Sgt. Richard Houston. One of the sweetest guys you’d ever meet. He was a friend from high school.

I love this story, so thought I’d share it.

A year ago I had a cop following me clear down Gross Road and I was thinking, “What did I do?” Next thing I know I got a message from Richard saying, “Look who I found!” I had my ad on the back of my car and he took a picture and sent it to me. I told him I thought I was about to get a ticket which he thought was too funny.

Richard was always a great guy. Heaven got an angel today.

Morgan’s Point Report Police Department wrote: We are saddened to pass along the news about the death of Sergeant Richard Houston with the Mesquite Police Department. Sergeant Houston responded to a disturbance at a grocery store today and during that disturbance, gunfire was exchanged. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sergeant Houston’s family and friends as well as the Mesquite Police Department.

Brotherhood for the fallen wrote: Officer Down

Please join us, as the entire Dallas/Fort Worth area and the nation mourns the loss of a Mesquite Police Department – Texas who leaves behind a wife and 3 kids. Ofc. Richard Houston responded to a disturbance call where he faced evil. Any loss of an officers life is tragic, but around this time of the year it truly is very difficult.

May God bless Ofc Richard Houston, who gave it all.

#EOW 12/3/21

Mesquite, Texas
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