HPD's Jack Oliver ready to become Julia Oliver
KTRH-740's Brent Fuller just reported the following news, which apparently was worthy of a downtown press conference:
A veteran officer with the Houston Police Department is asking for time off so he can undergo a sex change operation.
Sgt. Jack Oliver works out of the Fondren Substation in southwest Houston. He plans to change his name to Julia when the sex change operation is complete in about one year. Sgt. Oliver was married until about 3 years ago and has five children.
You can't make this stuff up.
As one might imagine, this is a hot topic on Chris Baker's show today on KTRH.
UPDATE: The KHOU-11 news blog posts more.
UPDATE 2: Former HPD officer Tom Nixon just made a fun point on Baker's show. He noted that generally, a female officer is called if male officers need to search a female suspect. So will the reconfigured Officer Jack/Julia Oliver be able to search both male and female suspects?
UPDATE (06-12-2006): Michael Berry emails that he will be discussing this topic today (Monday) on his KPRC-950 radio show, 9-11. The Clear Channel crew seems to like this topic!