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Sgt. Paul Steven Weido

June 17, 1967 - December 11, 2018

Houston Police Sergeant Paul Steven Weido, 51, was unexpectedly called home to be with the Lord on December 11, 2018. He was born June 17, 1967, in Houston, Texas, to Sam and Harlean Weido, the youngest of seven children. Paul grew up in Houston until his junior year of high school at which time he moved to Columbus where he continued to live until his death.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Laura Winder Weido, children Abbigail Weido (Jon) Kornegay of Columbus, Zane Weido, Gabrielle Weido and Harlee Weido, all of Columbus, Ashton Cloer of Alaska and Brittany Cloer of Houston. His parents, Sam and Harlean Weido. Sister Brenda (Bruce) Baker, brothers Mark (Carol), Jeff (Sara), David (Lynnette), Andrew. He also leaves behind one grandchild, many in-laws, nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews and many friends.

Paul was proceeded in death by his brother, Steven Craig Weido.

Paul graduated from Blinn College and Texas A & M University Police Academy in 1987. He then started his law enforcement career as a deputy for Colorado County Sheriff's Department. In October 1989, he joined the Houston Police Department where he continued to work for 29 years. Paul excelled in every aspect of his occupation. After serving as a patrol officer for six years, he transferred to the Houston Narcotics Division. He served there for 11 years. In typical "Paul" fashion, he quickly rose to the top and became a squad leader. During this time, Paul also graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Midwestern State University. After his tenure with Narcotics, he was promoted to Police Sergeant at Houston's Westside Station, where he was currently serving when he passed away.

Paul had many accomplishments while working for HPD. He was nominated for Patrol Supervisor of the Year from the City of Houston in 2017. He was awarded the Hometown Hero Award by the Houston Astros in 2017. He was named Supervisor of the Year from the City of Houston in 2014. Paul received the Hostile Engagement Award three times while serving as an officer. Heroically, he also received ten Life Saving Awards, which is the most in the history of HPD. He received two Meritorious Service Awards, a Mayor's Commendation Award, four Chief of Police Awards, The Charlie Holmes Award-Texas Special Olympics, over 61 commendations from the citizens and supervisors from the City of Houston.

Paul was a strong believer in helping and serving others and his community. He participated and supported Texas Special Olympics for 29 years, where he was the top fundraiser for the Gulf Coast Leg in 2003 and 2004. He was a sponsor for the Boys and Girls Club and Columbus FFA. He was a life time member of The Sheriff's Association of Texas, Lifetime Member of The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and Lifetime Member of the Colorado County Fair.

If you had the blessing of meeting Paul, you knew the kind of man he was. His word was golden, his handshake was firm, and his heart was pure. He never met a stranger, he dedicated his life to protect others, but most importantly he loved his family and would do anything for them.

Viewing will be at Henneke Funeral Home, 1515 Montezuma St., Columbus, TX 78934 on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The funeral will be Monday, December 17, 11:00 am, Second Baptist Church, 6400 Woodway Dr., Houston, Texas 77057 with Dr. Chris Hopf officiating.

Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, Texas.

Honorary Pallbearers are Mark S. Weido, David C. Weido, Andrew G. Weido, Jeff Weido, Scott J. Winder, Michael E. Winder, and Roger L. Winder.

Memorials may be given to Special Olympics Texas, 1804 Rutherford Ln., Austin, TX 78754; or Boys & Girls Clubs of Champion Valley Columbus Unit, P.O. Box 897, Weimar, TX 78962.

 
 


Sgt. Paul Steven Weido
June 17, 1967 - December 11, 2018
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