Honoring Our Fallen
In Memory of those who made the Ultimate Sacrifice
Police Officer Henry O. Wendell, Jr.
Pearland Police Department
End of Watch:
Friday, October 6, 1967
Officer Wendell was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at Main Street and Plum Street following a high school football game. The impact knocked Officer Wendell 85 feet.
The driver of the vehicle was arrested and charged with murder by auto. He was sentenced to only 6 months probation.
Officer Wendell had only served with the agency for 2 months. He was survived by his wife and five children.