Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 18 years
Badge # 3801
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to life
Chief of Police Lee Dixon was shot and killed after responding to reports of a man with a gun at a home near the intersection of Main and Allison Streets shortly after 5:00 pm.
After arriving at the scene he requested backup from the Bell County Sheriff's Office. Prior to a second unit arriving the subject opened fire on him, fatally wounding him. Responding deputies arrested the subject. On June 15, 2016, the suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life without parole.
Chief Dixon had rejoined the Little River-Academy Police Department one month prior after serving with the Milam County Sheriff's Office for nine years. He had previously served with the department for two years. He is survived by his wife.