The officer, with the Houston Police Department for more than 30 years, according to the Chronicle, drowned in his patrol auto.
Officials have not yet named the officer and are working to recover his body.
The officer’s death brought the death toll to 15 people killed since the storm made landfall on Friday.
HOUSTON (AP) – Crews overwhelmed by thousands of rescue calls during one of the heaviest dow… He was heading to work downtown Sunday morning when he got trapped in flood waters near Interstate 45.
The department has not formally notified the family, the newspaper said.
They were not able to escape a van after it was swept into a bayou in Harris County.
Rains are beginning to taper off in Texas, according to the National Weather Service. But parts of the city have recorded more than 40 inches of rain.