Family of 6 believed drowned in Harvey floodwaters, report says

Houston Mayor confirms police officer drowned

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A Houston police officer has drowned in his patrol auto after floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey trapped him in his vehicle.

Sgt. Steve Perez, 60, died Sunday morning while driving in a patrol vehicle to his station in downtown Houston. Perez drove for about two and a half hours trying to find a safe way to his station.

"Being the dedicated professional this man was, he followed our protocol which was to go to a secondary location, the nearest location he could get to", Acevedo said.

The dive team returned and discovered Perez' body Tuesday morning, Acevedo said. He became trapped in high water at Interstate 45 and the Hardy Toll Road and couldn't escape.

Officials recovered the body of Sgt. Steve Perez, a 34-year veteran of the Houston Police Department, on Tuesday morning. "They know it's going to be a while because we have some work to do ― work that he would want us to do".

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The department has not released the officer's identity, and the Houston mayor and police chief have said they can not confirm the report.

"He was seeking to serve this city and all those who would come to our city", Mayor Sylvester Turner said. Perez disappeared while trying to reach his work station; he had gone to work even after his wife and father-in-law, a war veteran, had urged him to stay home.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump headed to Texas Tuesday to survey the damage caused from Hurricane Harvey and show their support for Texans affected by the largest natural disaster to hit the state in more than a decade.

"Once our dive team got there it was too treacherous to go under and look for him", he said. The family has yet to be notified.

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