In Memoriam: Officer Endy Ekpanya
The Pearland Police Department is sad to report the loss of Officer Endy Ekpanya. Officer Ekpanya, was involved in a fatal car crash the morning of June 12, 2016 and succumbed to his injuries.
Endy was born in Nigeria, Africa and became a United States Citizen on Aug. 22, 2012 after having moved to this country with his family in 1996. After graduating high school in 2004, Endy went on to earn two Bachelor of Arts degrees: one in Psychology and the other in Sociology from Hofstra University in New York in 2008. Endy then moved to Naples, Florida to attend Ave Maria Law School. Endy completed his first year of law school but he felt a strong calling to law enforcement and instead changed his area of study to Criminal Justice. Endy earned his Master of Science degree in Management/Criminal Justice Management Specialization from the University of Maryland University College in the Fall of 2014. Not stopping there, Endy went on to earn an MBA from the University of Maryland University College in April, 2015.
Endy was hired as a Police Cadet with the Pearland Police Department in June, 2015. Endy attended the Alvin Community College Police Academy and graduated in December 2015. On Dec. 10, 2015 Endy was sworn in as a police officer with the Pearland Police Department. Endy successfully completed the Field Training Officer Program in early May, 2016 and was assigned to Night Shift patrol on D Squad. Endy had a powerful impact on those around him. Stories abound of his generosity and compassion. Endy will be remembered as a man of honor, value and integrity. one of Endy's biggest contributions was bringing not only this department but this community closer together. Rest in Peace.