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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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Rest in Peace Police Officer Carl Irving Levin. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Harker Heights, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends, Co-Workers and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your foot steps.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
August 7, 2016

 

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