In Memoriam 2018

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Police Officer
Steven Abbott
San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, January 4, 2018

Steven Michael Abbott age 44, passed away January 4, 2018. He was born on March 31, 1973 in Houston, Texas.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Jean Moore-Perrenot. Steven is survived by his wife, Sandra and his children, Joshua and Jasmine; his grandparents, Carl and Bonnie Moore; parents, Bob and Haddy Abbott; brother, Chris and his wife, Eunice; his aunt Pam and her son (his cousin) Brad; his step brother and sister, Chris and Jennifer Perrenot.
Steven served his country in the United States Marine Corp for 10 years.
Steven was a San Antonio Police Instructor and SAPD Blue Line Choir member. He founded the SAPD Gunners Soccer Team; coached various other youth soccer clubs, such as the SA Texans SC, Alamo City SC, and Lone Stars SC.

Police Officer
David Sherrard
Richardson Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Police Officer David Sherrard was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance at an apartment complex at 4250 East Renner Road.

As officers arrived on scene they located a man suffering from a gunshot wound outside of the apartment. The officers were able to identify an apartment where the suspect was located. As they made entry into the apartment the man opened fire, striking Officer Sherrard in the neck. Officer Sherrard was transported to Medical City Plano where he succumbed to his wound.

The subject barricaded himself inside of the apartment for several hours before surrendering. The man who shot Officer Sherrard was charged with capital murder of a police officer.

Officer Sherrard had served with the Richardson Police Department for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.


Police Officer/Chief of Police
Thomas Martin
Lubbock Police Department, Texas
San Marcus Police Department, Texas
Grapevine Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Thomas served with the Lubbock Police Department from 1974 until he was appointed Chief of Police in San Marcos in 1990. Tom then became Chief of Police in Grapevine in 1992, where he served until 1998. Following a 28-year career in law enforcement, he taught political science courses at South Plains College and criminal justice courses at Wayland Baptist University. Mr. Martin was elected to serve on the Lubbock City Council for District 5 serving four years with the final two years as Mayor Pro Tem. He was elected on May 10, 2009 and served as the Mayor of Lubbock for two consecutive terms. Following a ten-year career in municipal government, he began teaching government courses at Texas Tech University.


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