HPD Officer Receives the 2005 Lynn B. Clooney
May 30, 2006 -- Houston Police
Officer Erik ter Meulen was
named "Officer of the Year" by the Houston Citizens
Police Academy Alumni Association in a ceremony held on April
6, 2006 at the Houston Police Academy. Photos of the ceremony
are attached to this press release.
Officer ter Meulen joined the Houston Police
Department in 1992. Over the past 13 years, ter Meulen has amassed
many letters of commendation from the citizens of Houston and
has received the Houston Police Department's Lifesaving Award.
He is a patrol officer who is also known as a tenacious investigator,
routinely assisting other officers in tracking down and arresting
hard to find suspects wanted for sexual assault, aggravated robbery
and other serious crimes. He devotes both on and off-duty time
to bring these criminals to justice. Once the trail has gone cold,
many of his colleagues call upon ter Meulen to track down and
bring in the wanted felons. He gets the job done.
Lynn Clooney was a founding member of the Houston
Citizens Police Academy formed in 1989. Although she died in 1993,
she spent many years serving the men and women of the Houston
Police Department in her role as president of the Positive Interaction
Program (P.I.P.). The Lynn Clooney Memorial Award was established
in honor of Ms. Clooney's contributions to the Houston Police
Department and to recognize those officers who "go the extra
mile" to serve the citizens of Houston.
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