Officer Charles M. Whites, Jr.
End of Watch: April 27, 2018
Officer Charles M. Whites, Jr. served Round Rock Police Department for 19 years. He was a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, and SWAT Negotiator. Prior to his service, he earned a Bachelors in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. When he wasn’t working he loved spending time outdoors – hiking or working on his old truck. He was known for his love of classical music and his mustache smile. Friends and family called him the “most interesting man in the world.”
In recognition of his sacrifice in the line of duty, Officer Whites has posthumously received a number of honors, including the Star of Texas Award from Gov. Greg Abbott at the Capitol on Sept. 11, 2018 and the RRPD Purple Heart and Medal of Honor presented by U.S. Representative John Carter on March 9, 2019. His name is etched into the marble walls of the the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. His call sign of A-153 was retired from use by the Department by Chief Allen Banks.
Officer Whites’ family set up The Victim Services and Community Assistance Fund in honor of Officer Whites and his legacy of generosity. The Round Rock Police Officers Association started the Officer Charles Whites Memorial Scholarship for Round Rock ISD seniors. Each year on April 27, the Round Rock Police Department and the public honor Officer Whites’ strength by participating in the Hero Chuck Workout.
Officer Whites was struck by a vehicle on Feb. 25, 2018 while directing traffic around a crime scene. He would succumb to those injuries on April 27, 2018. The doctor who stopped and rendered aid to Officer Whites on Feb. 25 was presented the RRPD Heroism Award on Jan. 10, 2019.