Officer Charles Billeck was killed in an automobile accident on July 10, 1992 while working for Corrigan Police Department.
Purple Heart Citation and Medal presented to Billeck Family, CORRIGAN, September 30, 2014 - On Tuesday, Corrigan Police Chief, Darrell Gibson, presented a Purple Heart Citation and Medal to the family of former Corrigan police officer, Charles Billeck. Billeck was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a call on July 10, 1992, while working for CPD. Billeck's awards were issued on May 22, 1993 but were sent to Amarillo Police Department and for some unknown reason have just recently been forwarded to Corrigan Police Department. Amarillo Police Department held a Wreath Memorial Service on May 5th and honored Billeck and three other police officers, whose awards were also sent there. Amarillo PD sent a letter with the awards to Corrigan Police Department addressed to the Billeck family. The letter from a sergeant there stated, "I still do not know how our Department came across these 4 citations for valor, however; I am determined to make sure they get to the families as they are deserved." Chief Gibson contacted the family and made arrangements to present the award at City Hall. Gibson presented the awards to Billeck's son, Chris Billeck, daughter-in-law, Sabrina Billeck, Billeck's father and mother, Leonard and Billie Billeck, and Billeck's sister, Judy Billeck Betz and her friend, Roger Prince. Billeck's daughter, Sissy Billeck, was unable to attend. The Billeck family resides in Huntington, Texas. Charles Raymond Billeck was 40 years old at the time of his passing. His son, Chris, was only five years old at the time. Billeck's wife, Katy Lynette, predeceased him in 1987 and Billeck was raising their children. Billeck was a police officer for eight years.
Corrigan Police Chief, Darrell Gibson presented Billeck's family with his award 22 years after Billeck's death.
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