A Texas police chief who served in the Army as a paratrooper is missing after being knocked off his fishing boat into Galveston Bay by the wake of a passing large vessel.
“No. 1 he’s just a good cop,” Texas City Police Chief Joe Stanton said, according to the station. “He’s been in the county for a long time, working for several different agencies. I know he was a big part of Kemah and everything they were doing and accomplishing over there.”
The Coast Guard sent boats and a helicopter in response to a report of a man overboard, the station reported.
Reed, 50, was out on his boat with his wife.
He wasn’t wearing a life jacket, the station reported.