Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner confirmed that police Sgt. Steve Perez has died after he became trapped in his patrol car as he was driving to work.
The Houston Chronicle has reported that the 30-year officer was heading to work Sunday when he became trapped in high water on Interstate 45 in north Harris County and then couldn't get himself out of his car.
Officer was found Monday evening at Hardy toll and Beltway 8 underpass. Wife says she told him not to go to work. #KHOU11— Janelle Bludau (@JanelleKHOU) August 29, 2017
Wife, father-in-law warned late Houston police officer not to go to work, @ArtAcevedo recounts.
His response? "We've got work to do." pic.twitter.com/Dak0IR9buE— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 29, 2017