Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Charles David Dinwiddie

Killeen Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, May 11, 2014

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Reflections for Detective Charles David Dinwiddie

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept. Columbia, SC

May 12, 2014

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Killeen Police Department. May you rest in peace.

Ptlm. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police Police

May 12, 2014

Rest in Peace Sir.....................

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth PD, Texas

May 12, 2014

Rest easy brother. We will take it from here.

PO Caldwell
Austin Police Department

May 12, 2014

Thank you for your service detective. Rest in peace. My sincere sympathy to his family and the Killeen Police Department.

Capt. L. Eastman (retired)
Warwick PD ( RI )

May 12, 2014

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service.

PO Olasokan
NYS University Police

May 12, 2014

REST IN PEACE BROTHER. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO.

Deputy J.D.Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's office

May 12, 2014

Salute to a fallen brother. Rest in peace

Cpl D Aguirre
NDW Police - US Dept of Defense

May 12, 2014

Rest in Peace, condolences to the family

Deputy L. Barth
Taylor County Sheriff's Department

May 12, 2014

Rest in Peace Detective Dinwiddie. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, co-workers, and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

May 12, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother. Bless your family and the Killeen Police Department.

TFC Len Widener
CT State Police Troop-H

May 12, 2014

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney
Virginia

May 12, 2014

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE,

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

May 12, 2014

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

May 12, 2014

RIP brother.

Ofc.K.Landry.
Missouri City Police Department

May 12, 2014

Thank you for your time of service.
I salute you and your family.

Randalyn Benson
Survivor daughter of Chief James Leonard Speer

May 12, 2014

My heart breaks for your family and friends, just know another hero has earned his wings. My prayers are with you.

Stephanie Harris, LEOW - Spouse of Sgt, LAPD

May 12, 2014

Rest easy brother, you have stood your watch with pride and professionalism. Go to the promised place where you can look down to see your brothers continue what you have started. Thank you for your service. May the light of Christ ease the pain on the ones you have loved, and those who have loved you in return.

Chief Sean D. Creamer
TPSU; New Bern, NC

May 12, 2014

I am sad to learn of the loss of a hero, Dectective Charles Dinwiddie. I pray the Lord bless and comfort his family, friends and peers.

JCOS TW Martinez
CYFD/JJS State of New Mexico

May 12, 2014

Rest easy brother. You did not shirk your duty nor cringe and run away as did the cowards that shot you. I pray that God will comfort your family, fellow SWAT team members, the Killeen Police Department and all who knew you. I hope all who knew you hold their heads with pride for having known you.

Cpl. Glenn A. Elliott
Temple Police Department

May 12, 2014

Det Dinwiddie, may you rest in peace our brother. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester PD

May 12, 2014

My heart is saddened by this tragedy. My God Son is a MPD officer. I pray constantly for his safety and the safety of his fellow officers everywhere.
May the Dinwiddie family find peace and solace during this gut wrenching time. God bless all affected by this. RIP

Rochelle Johnson, military widow
Killeen Texas

May 12, 2014

RIP Detective, job well done.

Karen Harrison, Student at MCC

May 12, 2014

May the dirt who murdered you face true justice, if not in this life, then in the next. Then again, it's Texas, there's a safe bet your murderer WILL face that justice and I for one will not mourn his passing.

Detective Dinwiddie, thank you for your 18 short years of service. So long as you are kept in the hearts and minds of those who know and love you best, you will never truly be gone.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

May 12, 2014

Rest in peace my brother. We will take the watch from here.

Deputy Thomas Kirby
Parker Court Sheriff Office
Weatherford, Texas

May 12, 2014

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