HOUSTON – This is what people are saying about the Houston police officers who were shot in northeast Harris County on Monday, including condolences for the 30-year veteran who died in the shooting while issuing a warrant.
Watch as law enforcement officers salute the body of William “Bill” Jeffrey:
We extend condolences to the family of two @houstonpolice officers involved in a shooting today as they served an arrest warrant. The suspect shot at both officers. One officer remains stable in the hospital, unfortunately the other officer died. HPD is in our thoughts & prayers.— FBCSO Texas (@FBCSO) September 20, 2021
Sending our deepest condolences to our law enforcement partners at @houstonpolice & the family of Senior Police Officer William 'Bill' Jeffrey, a 30 year veteran who has died in the line of duty. Praying for a full & speedy recover for Sergeant Michael Vance. We are with you. pic.twitter.com/7XViGjS6A2— Crime Stoppers HOU (@CrimeStopHOU) September 20, 2021
My heart hurts for the family of Houston Police Officer William Jeffrey, who was killed this morning on duty. Officer Jeffrey served our community bravely. We're forever indebted to him and his family for their sacrifice.— Lina Hidalgo (@LinaHidalgoTX) September 20, 2021
My heart aches for the @houstonpolice. May God’s grace be upon the family of Senior Police Officer William Jeffrey, his family and his extended HPD family. Please pray for comfort and healing. pic.twitter.com/aYWToCuR5w— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) September 20, 2021
I extend my sincere condolences to the family of HPD Officer William Jeffrey, and I continue to pray for the recovery of Officer Michael Vance.— Rep. Sylvia Garcia (@RepSylviaGarcia) September 20, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with the families of these officers who were injured and perished in the line of duty today in Houston.
Please keep these officers in your prayers today.— Congressman Troy Nehls (@RepTroyNehls) September 20, 2021
Officers put their lives on the line every day to serve our communities and protect their fellow citizens. Today's events are a tragic reminder of the risks our law enforcement take to keep us safe.
We must #BackTheBlue https://t.co/aNu3pQ4oXQ
I am currently with @houstonpolice Chief @TroyFinner, @SheriffEd_HCSO, other law enforcement agencies, and @HoustonFire. We will brief the media shortly.— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) September 20, 2021
I ask for our city to uplift the two officers family members and the rest of our HPD family at this time. #HoustonStrong pic.twitter.com/F7tVOcl6Vn
Prayers for @houstonpolice. Mayor @SylvesterTurner Police Chief @TroyFinner and Sheriff @SheriffEd_HCSO are meeting with police officers. The mayor asks all Houstonians to lift the families of both officers who were shot this morning. pic.twitter.com/4CfHQ18f4O— Mary Benton (@IAmMaryBenton) September 20, 2021
REST IN PEACE HOUSTON POLICE OFFICER WILLIAM "BILL" JEFFREY— Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4 (@Pct4Constable) September 20, 2021
"Houston has lost the very best," Jeffrey wife told the Mayor.
We are praying for a full and speedy recover for Sergeant Michael Vance.
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We at FBI Houston wrap our arms around our partners at @houstonpolice and send our heartfelt condolences to them and to the family of Officer Bill Jeffrey.— FBI Houston (@FBIHouston) September 20, 2021
We also send our wishes for a full recovery to Sgt. Michael Vance. We are with you. pic.twitter.com/oMIeOm5RaH
Our thoughts and condolences go out to @houstonpolice for their loss this morning.— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) September 20, 2021
The men and women of Pct 1 are mourning with our brothers & sisters @houstonpolice for the loss of one of their own! May the officers memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved him. @houstonpolice @HPOUTX— Constable Alan Rosen (@ConstableRosen) September 20, 2021
@PearlandPD is heartbroken to learn of the loss of HPD Officer William "Bill" Jeffrey who was killed in the line of duty this morning serving a warrant. We will continue to pray for Ofc. Jeffery's family and friends and the brave men and women of the @houstonpolice. pic.twitter.com/RjvuJiYqew— Pearland Police (@PearlandPD) September 20, 2021
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement: “My prayers are with Officer Jeffrey and Sgt. Vance, along with their families and the Houston Police Department. I am also praying for Sgt. Vance to make a swift recovery. This horrific tragedy is an important reminder that law enforcement officers risk their lives every day to keep Texas communities safe. This is why all of us in Texas must support our police.”
Thirty year Houston Police Officer, William “Bill” Jeffrey, was killed this morning while serving a warrant in northeast Harris County. Another sergeant, Michael Vance, was injured and is in stable condition. Prayers for all involved 💙🙏🏼 #hounews #hpd #Prayers #hcsocares pic.twitter.com/4Ha7Sm180r— HCSOHonorGuard (@HCSOHonorGuard) September 20, 2021
💙 May he Rest In Peace— Captain K. Smith (@HCSO_Academy) September 20, 2021
Praying for the entire Houston Police Department and for the families of everyone involved.
My thoughts and prayers are with the families of slain HPD Officer Bill Jeffery, injured Sgt. Michael Vance and all of the HPD family. Very heartbreaking. pic.twitter.com/bAAawKlrQ0— Major Susan Cotter (@HCSO_Patrol) September 20, 2021
Our thoughts & prayers are w/ @houstonpolice this morning as well as all those who serve & their families. As a community we grow more heartbroken yet more determined to end the decisions that lead to this senseless violence. @TroyFinner @SheriffEd_HCSO @CrimeStopHOU @houmayor— Rania Mankarious (@theraniareport) September 20, 2021