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Police Officer Carl Irving Levin | Harker Heights Police Department, Texas Harker Heights Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Carl Irving Levin

Harker Heights Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, August 7, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber

Offender: Executed in 1984

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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.

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Carl and I attended the same police Academy class in January 1977.
I was the only female in the class and he was so supportive and positive throughout the 3 month training. Our friendship grew at Killeen PD for the short time he was there. I missed him when he moved to Harker Heights PD. He was a great officer and friend and I miss him to this day.

Cheryl Tate, Patrol Officer 1977-1991
Killeen Police Department co-worker
August 11, 2017

 

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