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Houston Police Dept. Patch
Resided: TX, USA
Born: Jun. 28, 1955  
Fallen: Oct. 20, 2020
Race/Sex: Black Male / 65 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Houston Police Dept. - TX
1200 Travis Street  
Houston, TX   77002   USA
(713)884-3131
County: Harris
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Sergeant
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 41 years
Bio: Harold Lloyd Preston was born in Athens, Texas. He attended Bishop Heights Elementary school before moving to Houston. He graduated from Jack Yates High school in 1973. He graduated Texas Southern University with a bachelor's degree in sociology in 1978. He joined the Houston Police Force in 1979.

He married Ruby Preston on May 6th,1989. At the time of his death he was engaged to Flinda Whitney.

He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, taking candid pictures on every occasion. His passions lay within photography, especially landscape and black and white pictures. His favorite radio station was NPR, exposing his daughter to politics and the arts. He loved collecting pictures, newspaper clips and electronics. He loved to watch gold and tennis as well as the british tv show EastEnders. One of his favorite movies is Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.

He belonged to the Houston Police Officers Union as well as the Afro American Police Officers League.

Sergeant Preston was scheduled to retire in the coming weeks.

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Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: Elmer Manzano :: Caucasian / Male - 51 years old
surrendered after a tactical unit responded to the scene, charged with capital murder, attempted capital murder and aggravated assault

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Location:   Houston, TX   USA   Tue. Oct. 20, 2020
Summary: Sergeant Harold Preston was shot and killed at about 9:30 am as he and other officers responded to a domestic disturbance call in an apartment complex in the 2600 block of Holly Hall Street.

Police were called to the scene by a woman who had been locked out of her apartment by her estranged husband and was attempting to retrieve belongings. Other officers had been to the apartment two additional times in the preceding days for domestic disturbance calls. Sergeant Preston and the other officer spoke to the woman for approximately an hour before her 14-year-old son managed to unlock the apartment door and encountered his father holding a gun.

The man then opened fire, striking Sergeant Preston numerous times in the head and upper body. The other officer and juvenile were also wounded. The man surrendered approximately one hour later.

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