Police Party

Young professionals salute Houston police at party with K-9s, chief and bullet-proof gear

Young professionals salute Houston police at party with the chief

Stacy and Jason Johnson, from left, with Charles McClelland at the Houston Police Department benefit April 2015
Stacy and Jason Johnson, left, with Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Ryan Getz, from left, Katie Eisterhold and Wimberly and Greg Barra at the Houston Police Department benefit April 2015
Ryan Getz, from left, Katie Eisterhold and Wimberly and Greg Barra. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Jay Zeidman, left, with Bethany and Ben Buchanan at the Houston Police Department benefit April 2015
Jay Zeidman, left, with Bethany and Ben Buchanan. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Angelina Shanklin, from left, Allie Hodges and Maggie Weathersby with police dummy at the Houston Police Department benefit April 2015
Angelina Shanklin, from left, police dummy, Allie Hodges and Maggie Weathersby. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Adam Jackson, from left, Wally Reid and Ryan Getz at the Houston Police Department benefit April 2015
Adam Jackson, from left, Wally Reid and Ryan Getz. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Joe and Jennifer Van Matre, from left, Charles McClelland and Susie and Robert Kneppler at the Houston Police Department benefit April 2015
Joe and Jennifer Van Matre, from left, Police Chief Charles McClelland and Susie and Robert Kneppler. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Adam Jackson at the Houston Police Department benefit April 2015
Adam Jackson. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Stacy and Jason Johnson, from left, with Charles McClelland at the Houston Police Department benefit April 2015
Ryan Getz, from left, Katie Eisterhold and Wimberly and Greg Barra at the Houston Police Department benefit April 2015
Jay Zeidman, left, with Bethany and Ben Buchanan at the Houston Police Department benefit April 2015
Angelina Shanklin, from left, Allie Hodges and Maggie Weathersby with police dummy at the Houston Police Department benefit April 2015
Adam Jackson, from left, Wally Reid and Ryan Getz at the Houston Police Department benefit April 2015
Joe and Jennifer Van Matre, from left, Charles McClelland and Susie and Robert Kneppler at the Houston Police Department benefit April 2015
Adam Jackson at the Houston Police Department benefit April 2015

What: An Evening With the Houston Police Department.

Where: Vallone's at Gateway Memorial City.

The 411: Young professionals filled the party room at the Memorial area steakhouse for a few hours rubbing shoulders with Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland Jr. and other representatives from HPD, including members of the K-9 unit. 

Hosted by MetroNational's vice chairman and senior veep Jason Johnson and his wife, Stacy, the evening served to introduce the Houston Police Foundation to the group. In between sipping libations and noshing on treats from Vallone's kitchen, guests could visit with HPD officers and don bullet-proof gear which was brought along for display. McClelland spoke on the importance of the foundation in filling the gap between the HPD budget and vital equipment needs. 

Who: Bethany and Ben Buchanan, Ashley and Louis Pearce, Andrea and Trent Tellepsen, Scooter Hicks, Susie and Robert Kneppler, Holly A.N. Smith and Austin Alvis, Jennifer and Joe Van Matre, Kim and Wally Reid and Anat and Jay Zeidman.