A Killeen police officer wounded in a deadly shootout last week was released from Scott & White Hospital in Temple.
Officer Odis Denton, a nine-year veteran of the Killeen Police Department, is home recovering, officials said Wednesday.
Denton was one of four officers in the department’s Tactical Response Unit who were shot while attempting to serve a narcotics search warrant early Friday at an apartment on Circle M Drive in southwest Killeen. Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie, an 18-year department veteran, was shot in the face and died Sunday. Denton, an eight-year SWAT team member, was hit in the leg. He was transported to Fort Hood’s Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center and later transferred to Scott & White, where he underwent surgery. The other two officers were not seriously injured. Two funds were created for the families of Dinwiddie and Denton at Extraco Bank. Donations can be made online:
Dinwiddie family: www.gofundme.com/94w9aw
Denton family: www.gofundme.com/95gd4w
By 5 p.m. Wednesday, nearly $8,000 was raised online for Dinwiddie’s family. Nearly $600 was raised for Denton’s family.
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