Houston police officer drowns in floods while trying to help others

Houston: Houston police officer Steve Perez drowned in floodwaters while trying to make his way into work to help with the emergency response to Harvey, officials announced Tuesday.

The 34-year veteran died in the early morning hours Sunday, while trying to drive into work from a rural area where he lived, police chief Art Acevedo said.

“He spent about two and a half hours driving around, trying to get to his duty station,” Acevedo said. “He could not find a path.”

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