On Feb. 25, Round Rock Police Officer Charles Whites was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 35 while directing traffic around the scene of an auto-pedestrian fatality. Officer Whites, an 18-year veteran of the Round Rock Police Department, remains in serious condition.
Officer Whites suffered a head injury and remains mostly unresponsive with additional internal injuries and several bone fractures. While family, friends and coworkers are optimistic for a full recovery, it will be a slow process involving initial rehabilitation in Austin, with plans to move this work to Houston as he continues to improve. Members of his family will temporarily relocate to south Austin and then to the Houston area to support him as he recovers.
While Officer Whites’ medical care is being paid through applicable coverage and he is receiving a full salary via workers’ compensation and a City supplement, there are many unforeseen expenses that will be incurred by his entire family. With this in mind, the Round Rock Police Officers Association have created different ways to help. The simplest way to donate is via this webpage: https://roundrockrelief.firstresponderprocessing.com/
- PayPal account holders can send money to the Round Rock Police Foundation at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include in the memo “Charles Whites and his Family.”
- Checks can be made payable to: Round Rock Police Foundation with a memo line note “The Benefit of Charles Whites and his family.”
- Donations may also be dropped off at the Round Rock Police Department (2701 North Mays), or mailed to the following address: Round Rock Police Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 424, Round Rock, TX 78680