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Charles Edward Whitaker, Jr
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Birth: unknown
Death: Feb. 6, 2008

Charles ''Chucky'' Whitaker, one of two Dallas firefighters shot in a drive-by shooting in Peoria following the Super Bowl, died Feb. 6 in Arizona.

He was the comedian of his Wilmer Hutchins School class and always kept friends and family laughing.


Excerpt from The Arizona Republic:

Dallas man shot in Peoria after Super Bowl dies
Brent Whiting
The Arizona Republic
Feb. 7, 2008 12:00 AM

Charles "Chucky" Whitaker, one of two Dallas firefighters gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Peoria following the Super Bowl, died two days later in a Valley hospital.

His death was confirmed by Mike Tellef, a Peoria police spokesman, who said Whitaker, 38, was pronounced dead about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday after being taken off life support.

Whitaker, a 14-year veteran of the Dallas agency, and a fellow firefighter were shot from a passing vehicle about 1:50 a.m. Monday while both men were walking to their Peoria hotel near 84th Avenue and Bell Road from a nearby nightclub.

Whitaker was rushed to a hospital with wounds to the leg, chest and head.

The friend, Reginald Cuington, 43, a lieutenant with the Dallas agency and a 17-year veteran, was wounded in the leg and walked to the hotel seeking medical assistance.
 
 
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Created by: Rhonda
Record added: Feb 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24612343
Charles Edward Whitaker, Jr
Added by: Rhonda
 
 
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Always the funny Guy! R.I.P. Chucky. DFD isn't the same without you around to pull pranks.
- DFD734
 Added: Aug. 4, 2011
R.I.P.
- cashmoney24
 Added: Feb. 20, 2008
 
 
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