Residents of Chimney Rock Road just south of I-10 have nothing but praise for the Houston Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Division.
Traffic Enforcement officers responded to the residents’ concerns about a safety issue with many motorists routinely driving at excessive speeds along Chimney Rock. HPD increased radar monitoring to curb the problem, and it worked.
Resident Henry A. de La Garza wrote to HPD Chief Troy Finner to express appreciation on behalf of himself and other residents.
“I am writing to call attention to the Houston Police Department’s Radar Squad with the Traffic Enforcement Division,” de La Garza wrote. “Radar Officers conducted radar stops in May and June along the 200 block of Chimney Rock Road.
My neighbors and I are thankful for sergeants Ray A. Gonzales and Pete Casares for their attention to our continuing requests for random radar stops which have been conducted. Speeding continues to pose a serious risk to the safety of families residing on our stretch of Chimney Rock Road, which has become a major thoroughfare.
The Radar Squad has caused some motorists to at least think twice before exceeding the speed limit through our neighborhood and paying the price.”
De La Garza mentioned these officers who participated in the increased patrol effort: Officer Ted Callahan, Sgt. Pete Casares, Senior Officer Matt Davis, Officer Andrew Egras, Officer Edgar Gonzalez, Sgt. Ray A. Gonzales, Officer Andrew Hashimi, Officer Charles Hightower, Senior Officer Tuan Le, Officer Clement McClean, Officer Aaron Richberg, Officer Marco Rodriguez, Senior Officer Joe Sanchez, Officer Dudley Sanders, Officer Luis Velasquez and Officer Lauren White.
“My neighbors and I want to express my personal appreciation and thank you for these fine police officers and the Houston Police Department under your leadership,” de La Garza wrote. “Enough cannot be said to express our appreciation for the outstanding efforts on our behalf by the traffic Enforcement Division.”