Houston Police Officer Steve Perez Drowns in Hurricane Harvey Floodwaters

houston police officer steve perez drowns, hurricane harvey floodwaters
Houston Police Officer Steve Perez Drowns in Hurricane Harvey Floodwaters [Photo Credit: Houston Police Department via Twitter]
Houston Police Officer Steve Perez drowns in Hurricane Harvey floodwaters as he became trapped in his car, MSNBC reports. His body was recovered on Tuesday morning.

Perez, who has been with the Houston Police Department for more than 30 years, was trapped in his patrol car as he drove to work on Sunday morning. He got trapped in high water at I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Officer Steve Perez was two days shy of his 61st birthday. His wife reportedly asked him not to go on Sunday. He replied, “We have work to do.”