Oct. 22, 2020
Houston Fire department honored their brother L.Brucewith a memorial service at Lake Wood church
The Houston fire department headed by chief Samuel Pena on Thursday, October, 22nd 2020 held a memorial service for officer Lemuel, DJ .Bruce who was killed by gunshots in Northwest Houston while he was investigating recent arsons in the Houston metropolis.
Firefighters from Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, and other cities in Texas and out of state including Louisiana joined their brothers and sisters at the Lakewood church to celebrate and commend the life of former US navy captain and national guard member to God his creator.
Lemuel Bruce was born in Houston on August 23rd, 1976. The son of Charlotte Taylor and Delivery Bruce, Sr, he grew up in North Houston was a dedicated boy Scout, and graduated from Klein Oak High School, . in 1995.
DJ as he was often called then enlisted in the USA Marine Corps, where he served honorably for 5years and became the youngest Black Hawk helicopter crew chief to have his name on the side of the helicopter. He later served in the Army National Guard.
He was an extraordinary husband to his wife Racheal and father to his children Sydney and Greyson.
He was a proud member of the Houston Professional Firefighters Association -IAFF local 341, the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), and combined Law Enforcement Agencies of Texas(CLEAT).
He joined the military after high school, then became a member of the national guard, after which he joined the Houston firefighters and became an Arson investigator joint police officer.
Most of his colleagues and superiors considered him a committed serviceman, who loved his job, family, and Country.
Dr. Akwo Ntuba Thompson