Houston Police Department escorts body of Senior Police Officer William ‘Bill’ Jeffrey

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner, HPD commanders and officers escorted the body of Senior Police Officer William “Bill” Jeffrey from the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences to the Klein Funeral Home.
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner, HPD commanders and officers escorted the body of Senior Police Officer William “Bill” Jeffrey from the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences to the Klein Funeral Home.

HOUSTON – Houston Police Chief Troy Finner, HPD commanders and officers escorted the body of Senior Police Officer William “Bill” Jeffrey from the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences to the Klein Funeral Home.

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner speaks ahead of the procession for fallen HPD officer William "Bill" Jeffrey on Sept. 22, 2021. (Copyright 2021 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

The procession began at 1861 Old Spanish Trail and will end at the funeral home at 1400 West Main Street in Tomball.

On Monday at about 7:30 a.m., Jeffrey was fatally shot and HPD Sergeant Michael Vance was wounded while serving two felony warrants at an apartment complex at 5350 Aeropark Drive, police said. Officers said the suspect, who had opened fire upon the officers, was fatally shot by officers returning fire.

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Jeffrey, 54, was sworn in as an HPD officer in December 1990 and was assigned to the Major Offenders Division.

From the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, the procession proceeded eastbound on Old Spanish Trail, northbound on State Highway 288, northbound on Interstate Highway 45, westbound on the West Sam Houston Parkway North, and northbound on State Highway 249, before proceeding eastbound on West Main Street in Tomball and arriving at the funeral home. There, additional honors will be rendered to Senior Police Officer Jeffrey, HPD said.

A map of the route is below:

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner, HPD commanders and officers will escort the body of Senior Police Officer William “Bill” Jeffrey from the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences to the Klein Funeral Home. (KPRC 2)

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