HOUSTON — If you’re standing in long lines to vote this week, or are mulling over a mail-in ballot, remember the importance of casting your vote. That was the final wish of a dying former Houston police sergeant, who voted from his hospital bed two days before his death.
Pohlman was sworn in as an officer on Jan. 8, 1968, and retired June 17, 2017, according to the Houston Police Retired Officers Association.
While waiting in the emergency room, John Pohlman asked his wife if she was still carrying their mail-in ballots, and she said yes.
“He said, 'Well, get those ballots out,” Lenora Pohlman told KTRK. “Because I want to sign it. I want my vote to count.”
And that’s what John Pohlman did, and he got KTRK photojournalist Charles Fisher to record the moment.
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