Memorial service for Houston Police Officer Jason Knox

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – A Houston police officer was remembered for his love for family, cars, and HPD.

Knox died last weekend when the helicopter he was in crashed near Greens Bayou. He and HPD helicopter pilot Chase Cormier were searching the bayou for a drowning man when their helicopter crashed.

Memorial services for Knox included remarks from his colleagues, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, and Mayor Sylvester Turner.

The First Baptist Church in Houston housed Knox’s family, friends, and first aiders who knew the veteran officer.

  • Opening Address – HPD Chaplain Vincent Johnson
  • Radio Sign-Off (75 Fox) – Chief Art Acevedo / Dispatch
  • US flag folded by HPD Honor Guard
  • Texas Flag Presentation (Pre-Folded) – Assistant Chief Larry Satterwhite
  • Presentation of the flag of the city of Houston (pre-folded) – Mayor Sylvester Turner
  • Presentation hat cover / helmet commander Patty Cantu
  • Flyover / Missing Man- HPD Air & Marine Division
  • Riderless Horse – HPD Mounted Patrol
  • Bring the colors ahead – HPD Honor Guard
  • Amazing Grace – bagpipe band
  • Service degree, Retired the Colors- HPD Honor Guard
  • Dismissal of the formation – HPD honor guard

Knox is survived by his wife Keira; their children Cooper and Eliza; his parents, grandparents, and a number of other relatives and friends.

The family has asked for donations to be made to assisttheofficer.com instead of flowers.

“Assist The Officer is a different type of charity in that it is run by the Houston Police Officers’ Union and it allows us to send 100 percent of the proceeds. Anything that comes in goes directly to these police officers and their families,” said Doug Griffith with the Houston Police Officers’ Union said.

MEMORY OF JASON KNOX: Funeral services at Houston’s First Baptist Church

Knox was an eight year HPD veteran. He was a tactical flight officer who joined HPD’s Air and Marine Division in January 2019. Knox was previously the deputy constable of Harris County.

In good news for his recovery on Friday, Cormier was relocated to the TIRR Memorial Hermann, the hospital’s rehabilitation facility, according to HPOU President Joe Gamaldi.

Great news! I just got word from Officer Chase Cormier that he will be transferred from Memorial Hermann to TIRR this afternoon as he continues his recovery from the helicopter accident. TIRR is the best rehab hospital in the world, Chase is in good hands.

– Joe Gamaldi (@JoeGamaldi) May 8, 2020

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