Texas Kemah police chief missing, “We are going to find him,” (News)


Texas Kemah police chief missing, “We are going to find him,”.

Authorities are searching the water near the Texas City Dike for the Kemah police chief, who fell off a boat Friday afternoon.

The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for Chris Reed, who they said went into the water without a life jacket north of the dike around 4 p.m.

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Officials said Reed’s wife called authorities after he went overboard.

Reed is a retired Army paratrooper and former city manager for League City and Nassau Bay. he is also on the Clear Creek Independent School District board.

“Number one, he’s just a great cop, just to start off with. He’s been in this county a long time, working for several different agencies,” Texas City Police Chief Joe Stanton said. “He was a big part of Kemah and everything they were accomplishing and going over there. He was a big part of this Galveston County community as far as law enforcement. We’re a tight-knit group. He’s one of ours. And, we’re out there and we’re gonna find him.”

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The dike is a 5-mile-long pier that stretches into Galveston Bay. It’s a popular boating and beach area.

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Clear Creek ISD issued the following statement:

“Our prayers are with (Reed’s wife) Jana and her family. Chris has and always will be a beacon and light for children. We are at a loss of words and hope that we find him.”


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