Texas Officer Richard Lee Houston II shot dead in the parking lot of Mesquite store
Richard Lee Houston II Death : Richard Lee Houston II has been identified as the Texas police officer killed on the line of duty last week in the parking lot of a business place in Mesquite.
Mesquite Police Department said the officer has been with the department for over 21 years and was a husband and father of three children. Officer Houston II had responded to a disturbance report involving two women in the parking lot of Albertson’s grocery store. when an exchange of gunfire broke out between the officer and an unidentified male.
“He was a good man, a good friend, a good officer.”This was a senseless act of violence that ripped a loving father and husband from his family,” said Police Chief David Gill.
Governor Greg Abbott released a statement calling the tragedy a “solemn reminder” of the risks that law enforcement officers take.
Cecilia and I ask our fellow Texans to join us in praying for the officer’s family and the Mesquite Police Department during this difficult time. Abbott said.