David John Gutierrez

July 25, 1963January 18, 2013

David John Gutierrez born July 25, 1963 passed on January 18, 2013. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 31 years, Maria Quinones Gutierrez; children, Jessica Eten and her husband James, David John Gutierrez Jr. and wife Veronica, Damien Gutierrez and wife Maria, Chris “Bubba” Gutierrez, Joshua Gutierrez and Ellena Gutierrez; grandchildren, Hailey, Trinity and Xander Eten, Ariel, Jasmine Troy and Lylana Gutierrez. David was a loving and loyal father, grandfather and friend. His legacy will be carried in the hearts of all who knew him. His sense of humor and joy will continue through his children and grandchildren. David was Houston Police Officer for 26 yrs. He took great pride and joy in his career and greatly enjoyed putting the uniform on every evening. He was a loving, caring and proud PaPa. There was no greater joy in his life than being with his 7 grandchildren. He has left them with so many valuable lessons and fantastic stories. Our Dad touched so many lives and inspired so many people. Through coaching little league teams to always having an “open door” policy at our house, everyone was always welcome. He loved to wake early in the morning and go fishing; Dad was always in search of that great fishing spot. (We all know that he’s found it now.) During his lifetime here with us he made sure to pass on the lessons he learned to each of his 6 children. From working hard to being the best you can be at whatever it is you’re doing. His words of wisdom will NEVER be forgotten. He was not only an outstanding father but one of the best friends anyone one of us could have ever known. His way of life is truly an example to emulate. His accomplishment will live forever through the lives of his seven grandchildren, and by the stories told by their parents about him. He always put everyone fist before himself, friends, family and yes, even strangers. Our dad David was a very distinguished man. Somehow dad always found a connection with everyone, no matter who they were. He even treated them like they were his own. He has left giant shoes for us to fill, but I know that the lessons he passed down to us will surely help us to progress throughout our lives. David always put everyone first before himself. He always made sure he was there for each and every one of us. Games, Plays, graduations, vacations, and more. Showing up for Law enforcement day at school was our favorite because every one that he was OUR dad and we were so happy and PROUD. We laughed and cried, but he was always there. We all enjoyed our adventures with him and the stories he told. Our dad David just wasn’t a dad he was a coach that everyone loved and he was also the world’s best fishing Buddy. No matter how bad we messed up his rods he would still sit there and fix it with no problem. He would also tell the most amazing “cop” stories. He sure will be missed by all because he was the greatest person in the world and a phenomenal father, He was our “Fishing Buddy”

To try and sum our father up in words is impossible, He will be forever missed and it will take us all a long time for the pain to ease. It’s not fair that he was taken so soon. But the lord has decided that he needs Dad up there, and I know that he is taking great pride in being called so early to carry out God’s plan. We miss you Daddy and we all know you’re watching. Please Remember our Dad.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 23, 2013
  • Rosary Wednesday, January 23, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, January 24, 2013

David John Gutierrez

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Peter Rodriguez

October 11, 2017

Thank you so much goony for all ways helping me I mis you my brother most of the other wrecker drivers have pass away I'm still here for now love peter

Deborah Deleon

December 22, 2013

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Ann Wachel Kutach

March 12, 2013

To the Gutierrez family, my heart and prayers go out to you! I am sorry to hear of the loss of David! I went to St. Francis of Assisi with David for 8 years and he was a kind and funny person. It's wonderful to know that David had such a wonderful family and a wonderful police family. May God Bless you David, you will be truly missed!

February 28, 2013

To The Gutierrez Family: I am so sorry about DJ. He was indeed one-of-a-kind. If you only knew of the laughter, jokes, and good times he made of work. He was always a friend whose shoulder you could lean on and he will be greatly missed by me. The last time I talked with him he was eager to leave the department and spend time with all of you. He took such pride in you and showed your photos to anyone who would look. He told of all your successes as well. I hope you find peace in knowing that he was very highly thought of by so many of us. A friend.

February 24, 2013

Dear Maria and Gutierrez Family,

My sincere condolences to your family. I am sorry to hear of David's passing. We attended St. Francis and St. Pius together. It is truly wonderful to hear what a great man Dave became. He always had a warm, funny personality and strong convictions. RIP, Dave, old friend.

God Bless, Nancy Ramirez Lara (Class of 82)

L.J. DeLira

February 13, 2013

With deepest condolences to the Gutierrez family. Your law enforcement family keeps you and your loved ones in our prayers.

"What it takes to be a Police Family: Courage, Strength, and Sacrifice."

God bless you,
L.J. DeLira
SPX 82
HPD Class 160
Chief of Police, Briarcliff Police Department

February 12, 2013

To the Gutierrez Family:
I am so sorry to hear of his loss, my deepest condolences to you all.
David, RIP.
God Bless you all.

Norbert Aguilar, SPX ‘82

Rick Luna

February 12, 2013

My condolences to the Gutierrez family. David was a Great man, he will be missed. God Bless you in your time of mourning. Rick Luna, SPX '82

February 12, 2013

To The Gutierrez Family, I am so sorry for loss. RIP David.

Karen Dziedzic Franks
SPX Class of 1982

February 12, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of David's passing. What a shock. We played basketball together at SPX and had seen him a few times while he was on the job. What a loss.

Roger McKoy, SPX '82