Police Officer Richard Lee Houston II
Mesquite Police Department, Texas
EOW: Friday, December 3, 2021
The First Responder Whiskey Society is releasing this memorial whiskey bottle for fallen Mesquite Police Officer Richard Houston with permission from his family. 100% of the net proceeds to FRWS from the sale of this bottle will go back to support his family.
Police Officer Richard Houston was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance in the parking lot of a grocery store.
During the investigation, a man produced a gun and opened fire on Officer Houston. Both Officer Houston and the subject were critically wounded in the exchange of gunfire. Officer Houston was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The subject survived his wounds. In 2022, he was convicted of capital murder of a police officer and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Officer Houston had served with the Mesquite Police Department for 21 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and one son. His father had served with the Mesquite Police Department.
This commemorative bottle of whiskey has been created by Liberty Call Distilling in San Diego California. The company is marine owned and a friend to all first responders. The bottle boasts superior quality work compared to other engravings because it is sandblasted, not just etched. The whiskey is a delicious straight bourbon aged a minimum of 3 years, then double aged for a minimum of 6 months in small charred oak barrels.
The bottles can be shipped across the United States except for the restricted states of Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Utah, and Virginia.
Please allow 7-10 business days for processing and 3-5 business days for shipping as each bottle is custom made per order.
First Responder Whiskey Society
The First Responder Whiskey Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3)(EIN #87-3987483) charity with one mission: to support first responders and their families in times of need. The charity has a membership of 8000+ police, fire, military, medical, and family members from primarily the United States and other parts of the world. The values that guide our organization are camaraderie, loyalty, mental and physical wellness, and responsible consumption. Our motto of "Service Through Spirits" is something we take seriously. We prioritize charity and our members above all else and always strive to do things ethically because it is the right thing to do.
If our values align with yours, we encourage you to join our family in our Facebook Group. Membership is free; the only requirement is a desire to help our first responders in need!
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