Police Officer Carl Irving Levin

Police Officer Carl Irving Levin

Harker Heights Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, August 7, 1978

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Carl Irving Levin

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.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Executed in 1984

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I was working for Harker Heights Police Department when Carl was killed. It was a small department with only a few officers and a tremendous blow to the Department family when we lost him. For years I was frustrated that the city did nothing to remember him but the last time I went through that area I noted that they named a small park after him. He deserved much more.

Jerry Stringer, Past HHPD Officer
Retired Lt. from Killeen Pd

April 11, 2019

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