Before 2016, it had been more than 40 years since a Pearland Police Officer lost his life in the line of duty. That changed the morning of June 12, 2016. The Pearland Police Department honors the memory of those officers that made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community.
Officer Henry W. Wendell, Jr.
End of Watch: October 6, 1967
Officer Wendell was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at the intersection of Main Street and Plum Street after a high school football game. Officer Wendell had only served with the agency for two months. He was survived by his wife and five children.
Officer James Howard Cassidy, Jr.
End of Watch: May 16, 1973
Officer Cassidy, a motorcycle officer, was struck and killed by a truck while escorting commercial vehicles. Officer Cassidy was stopped on the Gulf Freeway at the time of the accident. Officer Cassidy had served with the department for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.
Officer Endy Ekpanya
End of Watch: June 12, 2016
Officer Ekpanya was struck and killed by high-speed driver while in route to a non-emergency call for service. Officer Ekpanya was eastbound at 2500 Broadway when a driver crossed the center line and struck his patrol car. Officer Ekpanya had served with the department less than a year. He is survived by his wife and son.