Frederick D. Black, HPROA Member, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2011. He joined
Police Academy Class #16 on March 4, 1957. He was promoted to Detective in 1966 and
Sergeant in 1984. During his career, he was assigned to the Jail Division, Vice Division,
Central Division, Burglary and Theft Division, and Internal Affairs Division. He retired
after over 30 years of service on August 3, 1987. At the time of his retirement he was
assigned to the Robbery Division. Sergeant Black is survived by his wife of 54 years,
Mrs. Watilea Black and sons, Frederick Black Jr. and Benjamin Black.
The body is entrusted with McCoy and Harrison Funeral Home, 4918 Martin Luther King
Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77004, telephone number (713) 659-7618.
Funeral services will be held at Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 2504 Almeda
Genoa Road, Houston, Texas 77047 on Saturday, July 30, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. A funeral
repast will be held following the service in the church fellowship hall.