Houston Cop Drowns as Patrol Car Trapped by Floods

Houston Cop Drowns as Patrol Car Trapped by Floods

Sargeant Steve Perez was reporting to work in the midst of unprecedented hurricane flooding on Sunday when his patrol auto became trapped in high water, and he tragically drowned.

Sgt. Steve Perez, 60, died Sunday morning while driving in a patrol vehicle to his station in downtown Houston.

A Houston police officer drowned in his patrol auto on the way to work, police department officials announced Tuesday.

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The sanctions bar U.S. banks for making new deals with the Venezuelan government or the country's state run oil company. Any economic sanctions , however mild, increase the risk of a default on Venezuela's ballooning debt.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner confirmed the death of Sergeant Steve Perez on Tuesday. He said Perez tried unsuccessfully to get to downtown for more than two hours.

Authorities immediately began "an extensive search" for the potential path Perez would have taken, Acevedo said, and had narrowed the search to an area near Hardy Toll Road and Beltway 8 by Monday evening, but conditions were still too risky to begin a recovery effort. Police chief Art Acevedo was overcome with emotion while speaking about the fallen officer. According to Chief Acevedo, within 20 minutes the team was able to find Sgt. Perez.

"And his response was 'we've got work to do, '" said Chief Acevedo.

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"He laid down his life", he added, later calling Perez "a sweet and gentle public servant". "We will continue. This police department is resilient, as is this community and I look forward to taking this man and giving him the honors and his family that he so richly deserves".

The 60-year-old officer's wife had asked him not to go to work, but Acevedo said he went anyway.

"When you have faith, there's hope", Acevedo said.

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Iglesias had three hits and drove in four runs, while Justin Upton and McCann hit solo homers for Detroit (55-71). In that clash, Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner was livid and trying to tangle with Tigers manager Brad Ausmus .

With the officer's death, Hurricane-now Tropical Storm-Harvey, or the rains it generated after making landfall, has killed 15 people in Texas.

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