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.

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