Detective Charles Dinwiddie Killeen Police Department, Texas End of Watch: Sunday, May 11, 2014

Detective Charles Dinwiddie | Killeen Police Department, TexasKilleen Police Department, Texas

Detective Charles Dinwiddie

Killeen Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Sunday, May 11, 2014

Biographical Info

Tour of Duty: 18 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: May 9, 2014
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: In custody

Agency Contact Information

Chief of Police Dennis Baldwin
Killeen Police Department
3304 Community Boulevard
Killeen, TX 76542
Phone: (254) 501-8830

Detective Chuck Dinwiddie succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained two days earlier while conducting a SWAT operation at an apartment complex.
The officers were serving a narcotics search warrant in the 1100 block of Circle M Drive, at about 5:30 am, when the the subject inside of the apartment opened fire. Detective Dinwiddie and three other officers were wounded during the shooting. He was transported to Scott & White Hospital, suffering from a gunshot wound to the face. He later succumbed to his wound. The other officers suffers non-life threatening wounds.
Two subjects were taken into custody following the shooting. The subject believed to have shot the officers was charged with three counts of attempted capital murder, with additional charges pending.
Detective Dinwiddie had served with the Killeen Police Department for 18 years.

A Killeen police detective shot Friday while attempting to serve a narcotics search warrant, has died.

Detective Charles "Chuck" Dinwiddie passed away at 2:14 pm Sunday.

Dinwiddie was an 18 year veteran of the Killeen Police Department and spent 15 of those years as a SWAT team member.

Killeen Police Spokesperson Carroll Smith said Dinwiddie received a life threatening wound to the head and passed away after spending the last few days in ICU.

His body will be sent to Dallas for an autopsy on Monday. Funeral arrangements for Dinwiddie are currently pending.

"Our community has suffered a great loss. Few people have touched the number of lives, in such a meaningful way, as Detective Dinwiddie,” Killeen Police Chief Dennis Baldwin said.

“As a dedicated professional, his service to the Killeen community was with honor, courage, and unwavering loyalty. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.”


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