The family of a Killeen police officer killed in the line of duty last week received visitors at a Killeen church Friday evening at the First Baptist Church on South W.S. Young Drive.
Members of the media were not allowed at the gathering honoring 18-year Killeen Police Department veteran Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie, one of four officers shot May 9 when they attempted to serve a narcotics search warrant.
Dinwiddie, a 47-year-old husband and father of two, was hit in the face and died two days later at Scott & White Hospital in Temple.
His death sparked an outpouring of support from the Killeen community.
An online fund set up for the Dinwiddie family raised more than $15,720 by Friday afternoon, with more than 176 donations in three days.
A fund set up for Odis Denton, who was wounded in the shootout, raised $1,975 as of Friday, according to the Go Fund Me website.
Funeral services for Dinwiddie are scheduled for this morning.
The funeral will start at 10 a.m. at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive. Dinwiddie’s burial will follow at Killeen City Cemetery.
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