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.


Officer Rudy Madrid BBQ Benefit

Officer Rudy Madrid is a 29-year active officer with the HPD and he was recently diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer. He is an active member of the HPD Marksmanship Team, an avid 3-gun competitor, and outdoorsman. Above all else he is a loving husband, father/grandfather, mentor, and friend. He is currently undergoing an aggressive treatment schedule and is unable to work in his normal capacity. Please, help relieve the financial burdens Officer Rudy Madrid and his family are facing while they focus on his treatment.

Officer Rudy Madrid Gun Raffle

In coordination with the BBQ Benefit on July 31st, there will also be a gun raffle on Monday, August 31st to help ease the financial burden for Officer Rudy Madrid and his family while he receives cancer treatments. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, please email [email protected]

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.


HYROX – The World Series of Fitness

The world was missing a premium fitness competition designed for everybody, not only elite athletes. At HYROX everyone around the world competes in the same race, on the same course and each HYROX event will host up to 3,000 participants per day in an indoor arena. Each season culminates with the HYROX World Championships where the athletes with the fastest times from each division in each city go head-to-head. In 2020, the World Championships have been postponed and will now take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Interested in competing? Contact [email protected] for a registration discount code and ATO receives a donation!!

Blue October – Blue Backs the Blue

In the early morning of Saturday May 2nd, Houston Police Officers Chase Cormier and Jason Knox were involved in a tragic helicopter crash while on duty in North Houston. Officer Knox, a tactical flight officer, passed away. Officer Cormier was life flighted and survived but is facing a long and hard recovery. Both of these officer’s families need encouragement and support for the long and difficult road ahead. Please help Blue October “Back The Blue” by making a donation to the Cormier and Knox families.

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