On the evening of Jan 30th, 2019, Robert Jennings, a heartless, soul-less thug was executed for the cold-blooded murder of HPD officer Elston Howard in July, 1988.
Officer Howard was working the vice detail and was in the process of arresting a peep-show operator. Jennings entered and summarily shot this fine man twice in the back of his head. At the time, Officer Howard was wearing a jacket with the letters HPD displayed on the back.
Joe Gamaldi, president of the HPD officers union said, “Jennings has spent more time on death row than officer Howard was alive. Howard was an honorable man full of integrity.”
What the hell is wrong with a system that allows a cop killer to remain alive for so long? Time to speed up the process and get this job done.
Howard’s mother and other family members had to endure the endless string of appeals and pleading. Don’t think for one second that these procedural measures didn’t take a toll on family members.
Perhaps the family can have a degree of finality. Closure, never.
STAY SAFE, BUCKLE UP, WEAR YOUR VEST AND TURN ON YOUR CAMERA!