Local law enforcement and city officials offered their condolences as they learned that a Houston police officer was killed Saturday in the line of duty.
The shooting was reported around 6 p.m. in east Houston. The officer was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Here’s a look at the early reactions from law enforcement and city officials.
Our hearts are heavy tonight as a Houston Police Officer was killed in the line of duty.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) December 8, 2019
Send prayers to lift up the family of this slain officer.
Tonight & Every Night we Back The Blue in Houston & across Texas.#BackTheBlue @HoustonPolice https://t.co/vqQiQEqDX7
Very sorry to learn that a Houston police officer was killed tonight in the line of duty. Texas has lost a brave law enforcement officer. Please keep the @houstonpolice community in your prayers. #backtheblue https://t.co/Vzdrl0xPQt— Dan Patrick (@DanPatrick) December 8, 2019
Keeping our brothers in law enforcement in our thoughts and prayers at @houstonpolice. They have among the most difficult and dangerous, and because of their dedication they make our safety and security something we can take for granted. 🙏🏼 😢— Adrian Garcia (@AdrianGarciaHTX) December 8, 2019
From all of us at Precinct 1, we’re praying for our #bluefamily at @houstonpolice. Our thoughts go out to the friends and family of the officer shot. 🖤💙🖤https://t.co/aRWtSOCBc4 pic.twitter.com/bupYPpIM7q— Constable Alan Rosen Harris County Pct. 1 (@Pct1Constable) December 8, 2019
Mayor Turner, Police Chief Acevedo and Fire Chief Sam Pena along with numerous first responders are at @memorialhermann following reports that a @houstonpolice officer was shot.— City of Houston (@HoustonTX) December 8, 2019
Please pray for the officer and the officer’s family.
We will have an update as soon as possible.
Our thoughts are with the @houstonpolice officer shot this evening, and with the family of the officer.— Harris County DA (@HarrisCountyDAO) December 8, 2019
One of our @houstonpolice officers has been shot please pray. On way to scene now.— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) December 8, 2019
Please let his family and colleagues know that the city is behind them and we love our HPD. Our condolences & deepest sympathies. pic.twitter.com/hlz8u3js7U— CC (@MadDog_TX) December 8, 2019