Latent Print Examiner Richard (Rick) William Houle, 67, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2008 at his home in Fallbrook, CA, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Rick had retired from the San Diego Police Department last June.
His career in law enforcement spanned over 43 years, starting as a police officer with the San Bernardino Police Department. Rick worked as a Supervising Forensic Specialist with the San Bernardino Sheriff's Office before coming to the San Diego Police Department.
He is survived by his wife of 9 years, Leta, who is also a Latent Print Examiner with SDPD.
A committal ceremony will take place on Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 12:30 pm at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren, Riverside, CA., with a reception following at the home of Greg and Susan Houle. Please join us in celebrating Rick's life.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to Fallbrook Hospital Hospice or to a charity of your choice.
LATENT PRINT EXAMINER RICHARD W. HOULE
SDPD 01/07/2002 - 05/31/2008
05/18/1941 - 11/15/2008