Houston Police Officer Drowns in Hurricane Harvey Flooding

HOUSTON, Texas  —  The Houston Police Department has learned it has lost one its own to flood waters as fellow officers continue to work around the clock to save residents from the rising water.

The Houston Chronicle reports that a 30 year veteran of the police force drowned on Sunday while driving to work.  The officer was trying to find an alternate route when he made a wrong turn into flood waters.  He tried to climb out of his vehicle but wasn’t able to make it out.

The officer’s name is not being released.  At this time he is the 15th confirmed fatality from the storm, according to the Chronicle.