Monday, September 25, 2017

Larry Boucher

I was very saddened to learn earlier this week of the passing of retired Harris County District Attorney's Office Investigator Larry Boucher.

Although I never worked with Larry, I got to be friends with him when I was a pretty junior prosecutor with the Office.  He was an investigator in Special Crimes and he couldn't have been any nicer or more inclusive.  He loved the Office and he loved the people that he worked with.  He was the embodiment of the feeling of family and camaraderie that made working at that place so special.

After we both left the Office, he had a series of horrible health setbacks that he was way too young to be dealing with.  For a person as full of life as Boucher, it was heartbreaking to hear that he wasn't running full speed.  He had heart problems and won a hard-fought battle against them.  Sadly, it seemed that as soon as he finished that fight, he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia.

Larry's funeral will be on Wednesday, September 27th at 2:00 p.m. at the Klein Funeral Home at 9719 Wortham Blvd, Houston, TX 77065.  A celebration of his life will be hosted at Floyd's Cajun Seafood at 27126 NW Freeway, Cypress TX 77433.


Sid Crowley said...

So sorry to hear this. I remember Larry from when I worked at the office in the 80s. He was a really great guy. RIP Larry.

Anonymous said...

I visited Larry in the hospital about 2 years ago. He was waiting for a heart transplant and sitting in his bed with several wires attached and some tubes in him, but nevertheless energetic and positive. He hopped out of bed and shook my hand while his wires and tubes followed him on a rolling frame. He was well known by the staff on that floor and they seemed to hold him in high regard. He seemed to have set up shop in that hospital room and was going on with his life from there.

He was a heck of an investigator. I remember he found a high profile desperado down in Belize or somewhere similar after a former prosecutor had seen something on TV that gave Larry a clue.

RIP Larry. Bert Graham.