Richard Gerald Pederson

September 10, 1957November 14, 2020

Richard Gerald Pederson passed away on November 14, 2020.

He was born on September 10, 1957 in Houston, TX to Geraldine and Robert Pederson. After receiving his GED, Richard joined the Marine Corp where he served proudly until he was discharged with honors. He joined the Houston Police Department on April 7, 1980 and retired on August 15, 2015 with 35 years of service.

Richard is survived by his wife of 39 years, Dianne, their son Timothy and wife Bruna, their son William and wife Kara, their son Matthew, and their daughter Deborah and husband Mark, brother Timothy Ray Pederson and wife Kristen, and his grandchildren and honorary grandchildren Madison, Alexia, Enzo, Jeremiah, Colton, and Peyton, and many other family and friends.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 21, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, November 21, 2020



Richard Gerald Pederson

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November 30, 2020

To the family of officer Pederson deepest sympathy goes out to u at this ur time of grief. I worked with officer Pederson at N. Command. He was a nice officer. May God grant u peace in due time.

Michael Malone

November 23, 2020

I was Rick's partner when Coffman was off. Rick and I had fun times at work and he mentored me and many other younger officers, on the right way to do the job. When Rick had his normal partner, he and his partner checked by with me and I checked by with them. I can remember occasions where he and I were the only two on early side roll call on Saturday nights.

Rick was a North Division legend and he will be missed. He spoke of his family a lot while at work, so family, take solace in knowing that he loved you all. May God bless the Pederson family.

Cheryl O'Brien

November 22, 2020

Jay and I send our condolences to the family. We are saddened that Rick's life ended at what we think it such a young age but are thankful for the last few years where he had so much joy and happiness. May the memories be happy ones for all of you.

Cheryl and Jay O'Brien

Shirley Lambert

November 21, 2020

Our hearts are with you and we are praying for you and your family
Love Shirley, Kayla, Tommy and Ricky

Paulette McGregor

November 21, 2020

Sending prayers and love...
Remembering Rick through out the years
with a fond heart....
May God's Peace be with you all..

Love, Paulette

Nathan Broome

November 21, 2020

Pee Wee was my night shift trainer at Shepherd in '07. I was a cocky, know-it-all, rookie but he put me in my place quick with just one "Are you stupid?" type of look. It was something that I really needed and now I use that same look on rookies today.
Court 8 at 8 will be waiting for you buddy! RIP.

Kathleen J Bradford

November 19, 2020

💙I met Officer Pederson on nightshift North Shepherd (3B40nites).💙I was one of his dispatchers until he left nightshift. He was a diligent, dedicated, hard worker. He hustled running calls, the bussier the better. It's been several years since then but I haven't forgotten the kindness he & his family shared me, Savara & Jeremy. 🙏Diane, I love you. God be with you and the family. I know it's difficult but God doesn't put more on us than we can bear. My prayers are with you 🙏 (Kathy Cooley disp. nites)
Kathleen J. Bradford & Sgt. Jeremy M. Lahar

Officer Webb

November 18, 2020

PeeWee was my 1st trainer with HPD in 1992 and we worked together for 10 yrs. At a time when prejudice and racism was big on our dept he was one of the good guys that treated everyone equal and fairly, color didn’t matter to him. I would still see him from time to time and NOTHING CHANGED. We gonna miss ya bro keep us safe in the clouds. If the dept had more peewees back then and going fwd it would have been in a better position.

Sgt. A. B. Nelson

November 18, 2020

I have fond memories of Officer Pederson as we worked together at North Station. While he was not my trainer, Officer Pederson was a tough trainer, and those who trained under him are considered now as some of the most active officers on the force. I later became a fellow officer with Officer Pederson at North station and then later supervised him briefly when I promoted to sergeant. Officer Pederson was one of the hardest workers on the department. In my mind, Officer Pederson is a legend with the Houston Police Department for his years of service, commitment to policing, and his years of service as a trainer.
My condolences are extended to the entire family. I pray that God will give you all comfort in knowing that Officer Richard Pederson is at rest. May the God of all peace rest, rule, and abide with you all.

Deepest Sympathy,
A. B. Nelson, Sergeant

Barry Sharp

November 17, 2020

I will always cherish the memory of dinner with you and Diane at Katz's during one of my trips to Houston. It was one of my best nights in Houston and seeing you together proved all the wonderful things your wife had been telling me for years. You were a blessing to your family and community. Your impact and legacy will last for generations as your children and your children's children will carry on your legacy.