Officer of the Month February 2019

Officers John Daily, Alonzo Reid, Connor Davidson, and Russell Bounds

Houston (TX) Police Department

Washington, DC—The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has named Officers John Daily, Alonzo Reid, Connor Davidson, and Russell Bounds, of the Houston (TX) Police Department, as the recipients of its Officer of the Month Award for February 2019.

Officers John Daily and Alonzo Reid were on patrol when their patrol car was struck by another vehicle. As a result of the crash, Officer Daily became trapped inside the patrol car as it burst into flames. Officer Reid and a citizen pulled Officer Daily from the burning car. Officer Daily was engulfed in fire but Officer Reid helped him to roll over and over on the ground to extinguish the flames. Officer Daily suffered burns to over 90% of his body, but he would not have survived without the heroic efforts of his partner.

A short time later, Officers Connor Davidson and Russell Bounds arrived on the scene. They placed the badly burned Officer Daily in their patrol car rather than waiting for Fire/EMS to arrive and in a tactic known as “scoop and run,” transported Officer Daily to the nearest hospital. Officer Reid, badly burned himself, remained on the scene to assist with the crash investigation.

Police Unity Tour

The Police Unity Tour is the official sponsor of the Memorial Fund’s Officer of the Month Program.