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Fallen Officers


Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God --Matthew 5:9


Picture of Fallen Officer Carl I. Levin
Officer Carl I. Levin
September 19, 1946
to
August 7, 1978

On the morning of August 7, 1978, at 5:40 a.m., Officer Carl I. Levin of the Harker Heights Police Department was investigating a suspicious person subsequent to an arson investigation. Officer Levin contacted the suspect in the vicinity of North Amy Lane and East Valley Road and as he stepped from his patrol vehicle, the man fired a .25 caliber pistol point blank into Officer Levin’s left temple.

Officer Levin was found dead minutes later next to a curb with his duty weapon still holstered. 

On August 11, 1978, Law Enforcement Officers from across the State paid homage to their fallen brother who was laid to rest in a flag draped coffin with full police honors. After an intense man hunt, the suspect was arrested and charged with Capital Murder. He was executed for his crime in 1984. 

Today, Officer Levin’s name can be found etched on the hallowed walls of both the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C. and the Texas Peace Officers Memorial in Austin. His name is honored among the thousands of Police Officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice to their Community, State and Nation.

OFFICER ANDREW J. RAMEAS
Officer Andrew J. Rameas
October 2, 1977
To
December 20, 2010

On December 20, 2010 about 12:32 p.m., Officer Andrew J. Rameas of the Harker Heights Police Department was performing a motorcycle escort for a funeral procession in the 1300 block of Stan Schlueter Loop. He was passing the procession on his police motorcycle with emergency equipment activated in an attempt to block an upcoming intersection when a vehicle turned across the procession, directly into Officer Rameas’ path. Officer Rameas collided with the turning vehicle. He was flown by helicopter ambulance to Scott and White Hospital but succumbed to his injuries at 1:12 p.m.

Officer Andrew J. Rameas was laid to rest with full police honors.

Today, Officer Andrew J. Rameas’ name can be found etched on the hallowed walls of both the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C. and the Texas Peace Officers Memorial in Austin. His name is honored among the thousands of Police Officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice to their Community, State and Nation.