HOUSTON POLICE OFFICERS WHO WORKED THE BURGLARY WITH DANNY
(Story As Told By John Mecom, Jr.)
Lt. Richard Reikata - Supervisor in charge of the downtown burglary squad and assigned to the
Southeast Command Station, worked with Danny throughout this investigation. Since the
completion of this investigation, he has received the Houston Police Department's Medal of Honor
from Chief Nuchia. I understand that less than 10 have ever been given and this is the highest
award you can receive as a member of HPD. He also received a Mayoral Proclamation for Bob
Lanier. Reikata told me that the Burglary & Theft Divisions yearly statistics had been doubled just
by the clearance of this one case. And finally he has also been nominated for Supervisor of the
Year for the 100 Club Awards Banquet, to be held in January, because of his involvement in this
Detective Sgt. Lynn Shoemaker - the original Detective assigned to investigate my case. He worked with Danny on the 1st recovery and the arrest of Robert & Sandra Swanson. He just
received a Chief's Commendation from Chief Nuchia along with a Proclamation from Mayor
Lanier as well.
Burglary & Theft Investigator Rick Babin - the second Investigator assigned by Reikata to work along side of
Danny in the second part of this investigation. He has also just received the same awards as
Shoemaker for this case.
All of the above have received these commendations and awards because of Danny's abilities and
investigative techniques. From the beginning Danny told me the coins and jewelry were still out
there, and that it was going to be a long investigation, however, as much as I wanted to believe him,
I felt I would never see any of them again. When the second part of this investigation broke,
Danny contacted me in Southern Africa and I was very surprised at the turn of events.
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