About Assist the Officer, Houston

Assist The Officer is a non-profit organization providing short-term, immediate need financial assistance for officers critically injured or disabled in the line of duty. Assist The Officer symbolizes the appreciation for every officer’s dedicated service and commitment to the safety of citizens.


In Memory of Sgt. Young

Sgt. Thomas “Gene” Young passed away November 11, 2020 after battling stage 4 cancer. He was a wonderful father, husband, and friend. He will be greatly missed by the department and his family. In lieu of flowers, his family has requested donations to Assist the Officer in honor of his memory.

Sugar Land Holiday Lights

The best holiday lights show in all the land!! For each promo code redeemed during the 2020 Sugar Land Holiday Lights season, purchasers save $2 off each adult ticket price, and $2 is given back to ATO when you use PROMO CODE: ATO. To purchase tickets, visit or mention Assist The Officer in the Ticket Office at Constellation Field. For more information, visit or call 281-240-4487.

Memorial Service for Sita

The oldest active K9 in Houston, Sita, touched hearts with her sweet personality and puppy like energy. She was the Narcotics Officer Association Canine of the Year in 2014, in addition to being awarded the 100 Club Service Animal of the Year for 2020. Sita spent most of her 13+ year career with Senior Officer Kristin Uhlin. During that time, they were responsible for seizing more than $50 million in currency and narcotics. Officer Uhlin and Sita were also working on a project with K9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, in relation with Memorial Hermann Hospital Life Flight, to help provide emergency care to working, tactical dogs injured in the line of duty. She was just shy of her 15th birthday and her passing has truly saddened the department. In honor of Sita’s memory, donations can be made to Assist the Officer.


2020 Blue Santa Softball Tournament

A fun holiday softball tournament to support Assist the Officer and the Blue Santa program! No entry or umpire fees, but we ask every player bring a brand new toy to donate to Blue Santa. Please, no tournament teams to keep it fun and all First Responders and their families are invited! There is a 16 team max and the cutoff is Nov. 13th, so sign up with Frank Medina at [email protected] ASAP!

Fighting for Toys with Guns & Hoses

Guns & Hoses is teaming up with Assist the Officer and First Responders Benefit Trust for Fighting for Toys. Starting Nov. 1st, you can drop off your toy donation at participating Houston Businesses and the toy drive will end with a boxing event at Buffalo Bayou Brewery on Dec. 18th! Please, save the date and follow Guns & Hoses on social media for more details – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @gunsandhoseshouston

Defend the Police Trail Ride – Back the Blue!

Join us on this trail ride to show your support for all Law Enforcement and First Responders across the country and in the Great State of TEXAS! Entry To Ride is a minimum donation of $20.00. For more details & forms email: [email protected].

Sgt. Sean Rios

Sgt. Sean Rios, 47, a 25-year veteran of HPD, was shot and killed Monday after he engaged with a suspect in a gun battle. Please, pray for his family and 4 children as they mourn the loss of their father.

Officer Waller

Officer Courtney Waller responded to the domestic violence call with Sgt. Preston on 10/20/20 and he was shot in the arm. He is currently in stable condition, but he will have a long road to recovery. If you would you like to support Officer Waller during his recovery, please donate below.

Sgt. Preston

Sgt. Harold Preston, a 41-year veteran of the Houston Police Department was shot and killed in the line of duty today, 10/20/20, while responding to a domestic violence call. Please, keep Sgt. Preston’s family in your thoughts and prayers. You can donate to his family below.

1600 State Street
Houston, Texas 77002
P: 713-223-4286
F: 713-200-2470
E: [email protected]