HOUSTON (AP) — Family, friends and colleagues are set to attend the funeral service of a Houston police officer who drowned last month after becoming trapped in Hurricane Harvey-related flooding while driving to work.
The funeral for 60-year-old Sgt. Steve Perez is set to begin Wednesday morning. Police say Perez became trapped in his patrol car in a flooded highway underpass while heading to work before dawn on Aug. 27.
Police say the funeral will be held at Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in downtown Houston. Police will then escort the funeral possession to the Houston National Cemetery for a private burial service.
Houston police Chief Art Acevedo has said Perez's wife urged him to stay home that morning but Acevedo says Perez told his wife: "I've got work to do."