HOUSTON – Family and friends of Houston Police Sgt. Harold Preston celebrated his life and service with the Houston Police Department at a vigil Tuesday night.
HPD Southwest Command and The Hiram Clarke Storefront Association presented the event and dozens of first responders and family and friends attended.
“Thank you for all ya’ll’s support,” Preston’s daughter, Alison, said. “It really means a lot to my family. ... It’s really hard to cry because there’s so much love. There’s so much love.”
Preston would sometimes wake up his daughter when he left to work early every morning, she said. But she knew he wouldn’t be gone for long.
“He would leave and I would count to ten, and he would come back because he forgot something,” she said, laughing.
“I’m going to miss my dad,” she added. “And I really love him, and I know I made him proud. And he made me proud. I’m really going to miss him.”
“Thank you so much for all the honor you have given my son,” Preston’s mother, Anne, said at the vigil. “He deserves every bit of it.”