Bio & Incident Details
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Offender: Shot and killed
Officer Louis Dixon and Officer Charles Bokinskie were shot and killed while attempting to stop a truck loaded with marijuana in Nogales, Arizona. During the pursuit the suspect opened fire on the officers. Both officers returned fire, wounding the suspect.
The suspect vehicle suddenly stopped causing Officer Dixon to apply the brakes. The patrol vehicle slid next to the suspect's vehicle and came to a stop. The suspect opened fire on the officers, striking Officer Bokinskie in the patrol car, causing him to drop his shotgun out of the window.
The suspect picked up the shotgun and continued to exchange shots with Officer Dixon, fatally wounding him. The suspect was also shot several times and died a short time later after crashing his vehicle into a ravine while attempting to flee the scene.
Officer Dixon was survived by his wife and three children.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Patrol Officer Charles J. Bokinskie