Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber
Offender: Executed in 1984
Officer Carl LeVin was shot and killed while questioning a man he suspected of having been involved in an arson fire set a moments earlier. The subject had been located in a vacant house and it is believed that when Officer LeVin asked for identification the suspect produced a .32 caliber handgun and shot him.
The ensuing investigation determined that the suspect was an escapee from New Mexico and wanted for raping a 3-year-old girl. He had recently been arrested by other Harker Heights officers and had vowed to kill the next officer who arrested him.
The suspect was convicted of Officer LeVin's murder and executed on October 30, 1984.
Officer LeVin had served with the Harker Heights Police Department for 5 years. He was survived by his wife.