City honors fallen officer, accused speaks from behind bars

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Five years ago Thursday, police officer Charles Dinwiddie was shot during a raid in Killeen.

He died from his injuries two days later, and the supposed shooter Marvin Guy is still awaiting trial.

It was during sunrise on May 9, 2014, that events would lead up to one light forever being turned out.

Detective Charles "Chuck" Dinwiddie, an 18-year veteran of the force and S.W.A.T. team leader was serving a no-knock warrant on the home of Marvin Guy.

When police raided the home looking for drugs, Guy fired.

Dinwiddie was shot and died of his injuries two days later.

Every year, his family and the city honors his memory.

A statement issued Thursday from the Killeen Police Association reads:

“As we approach the fifth anniversary of the sacrifice Charles (Chuck) Dinwiddie made for the people of Killeen, we still remember the impact he left on us all.

Undoubtedly, there is a void his absence leaves within us all, but his memory lives on.

Chuck was the epitome of a dedicated and professional police officer. Chuck served this great city as a patrol officer, detective and a member of our S.W.A.T. team. Chuck dedicated his life to serving our community in various manners and motivated others to do the same.

Chuck was a compassionate leader in the department who mentored many of us. Chuck truly cared about his profession, his co-workers and above all, the community in which he sacrificed his own life for.

Anyone who knew Chuck knew how much he cared about his professional obligations, but his love for his wife, Holly, and children Colin and Chloe, was so strong that it was palpable. Chuck was a shining example of selfless service to all who had the pleasure of knowing him, and we should all strive to carry on his legacy.”

The department will honor Dinwiddie during a memorial ceremony Friday.

The man accused of bringing Dinwiddie's watch to a close still sits in the Bell County Jail awaiting trial.

"I've been in here for like 5 years," says Marvin Guy.

He claims he didn't know who was entering his home during those early morning hours in 2014.

He also says he fired in self-defense.

In a phone interview with a pastor he comments on recent no-knock raids in Houston and Killeen.

"Any citizen should be concerned about these no-knock raids, even the people in Killeen should come together and say these raids do not work- they don't have a good outcome."

No drugs were found in Guy’s home, and he says he takes no satisfaction in how things happened.

"I feel for this officer's family, his wife, his kids, his mom, his dad, but I will say this too- I will ask them to look into this a little deeper," he says.

The officer memorial will be held at the Killeen Community Center at 10 a.m. Friday.

Marvin Guy's next pre-trial hearing is scheduled for the first week in June.