My heart is broken by the news that Mesquite Police Officer Richard Houston was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 3. Richard was a devoted officer and family man. He served and protected the Mesquite community for more than two decades.
Now is not the time for politics, but for a time for prayer. Please take a moment to pray for Richard’s wife and children, the Houston family, and the entire Mesquite Police Department as they begin the long journey of the grieving process. Please join us on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. for Prayer Vigil in front of the Mesquite Police Department, 777 N. Galloway Avenue.
We will continue to be better together as we embrace with empathy every Mesquite Police Department employee and their families, so they know that they are not alone during this difficult time.
A special donation webpage has been established to assist the Houston family at https://charities.thempa.org/donate/.
Daniel Alemán Jr.
City of Mesquite