Senior Police Officer
Houston Police Department
On March 5, 2009 Officer Richard Salter along with a squad of officers were serving a narcotics search warrant at a house in Houston when his life changed dramatically. Officer Salter was the leading man when the officers broke down the door of the house to arrest the suspected heroin dealer. The confrontation resulted in Officer Salter's sustaining serious injuries from a gunshot to the face from a large caliber weapon. The accompanying officers in defense return gun fire and eliminated the gunmen. Upon investigation of the incident it was determined that the suspect was living in a heavily fortified residence with an elaborate surveillance system that he monitored through a large screen television which undermined the officers' element of surprise.
Officer Richard Salter has served in law enforcement for nearly three decades and now he must consider retirement not because he lost his heart to serve but due to the severity of his injuries along the difficult recovery. For his courageous and brave actions that day Senior Officer Richard Salter was honored on October 21, 2009 when Texas Governor Rick Perry presented him with the Star of Texas Award in a special ceremony.
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I remember hearing about this in the news here. They have sucky jobs, and someone has to stand there to get rid of the criminal element.
2 years ago