Governor Abbott Statement On Houston Police Helicopter Crash

May 2, 2020 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today released the below statement following a helicopter crash that killed one Houston Police Department officer and left another critically injured.

"The First Lady and I join with the people of Houston in mourning the loss of the Houston Police Department officer who was killed in this tragic accident," said Governor Abbott. "This terrible loss is a solemn reminder of the risks our law enforcement officers face in the line of duty. Our hearts are with the officer’s loved ones and the entire Houston Police Department during this time, and we pray for a swift and full recovery for the officer who was critically injured in this accident."