Special recognition given to Sgt. Diego Tristan
past Halloween, an employee of the UH campus in Sugar Land
received a bomb threat. The threat did not refer to a specific
building on the Sugar Land campus. As the shift commander, Sgt.
Diego Tristan at the UH Police Department, main campus, received
the notification and without delay made the command decision to
immediately evacuate the buildings at the Sugar Land campus.
His order was given to the on-site security officers, who in
turn utilized each building’s fire alarm system to initiate the
evacuations. Tristan immediately made the appropriate
administrative notifications and traveled to the Sugar Land
campus to assist. All campus buildings were inspected and
cleared by police officers with the city of Sugar Land and more
than 500 students, faculty and staff were allowed to return to
Because of the quick and sound decision Tristan exhibited, the
entire incident, from the time UHPD received the call to the
time the buildings were cleared, took just 68 minutes. With
minimal disruption, he ensured the safety of all individuals on
campus and handled the incident in a proficient and efficient
The UH Police Department is proud to recognize Tristan who has
been a veteran of UHPD for more than 15 years. On Feb. 27, in
recognition of his efforts, Police Chief Ceaser Moore awarded
him a University of Houston Police challenge coin, which depicts
the UH Police Department’s core values of effort and respect.