Humble ISD Police Officers of the Year are Willie Kent, Joseph Millhouse and Kenneth Tuck
The Salute to Our Hometown Heroes luncheon was sponsored by the Lake Houston Chamber of Commerce on March 24. The honorees were peace officers and firefighters of the year.
The luncheon honored first responders that serve and protect the areas of Atascocita, City of Humble, Harris County, Humble ISD, Porter, Montgomery County and Lone Star College-Kingwood.
Humble ISD Officers Willie Kent, Joseph Millhouse and Kenneth Tuck chose to give up retirement and continue their service to Humble ISD students. Melinda Stephenson, Chair of the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce Board, read at the luncheon “They decided to give up retirement and continue their service to the local community by serving the Humble ISD students and the staff. They've brought years of experience and training and have positively impacted the department. They've served as instructors and developed curriculums with the Training Division. They've assisted in the Field Training Program through the program revision committee, the training and evaluation of new officers and developing and implementing a Physical Fitness Training Program for the officers. The effort, experience and knowledge they have shared with the Humble ISD Police Department have left their mark on the Humble ISD Community, Officers and Department.” Stephenson said.
Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. of the Houston Police Department, spoke about the dedication of first responders.
“They tell me ‘Chief, I’m going to go and do my job and if I don’t make it, tell my family I love them, and I did my best.’” Chief McClelland said.