Deputy Sheriff William Christopher Dickerson

Deputy Sheriff William Christopher Dickerson

Panola County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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William Christopher Dickerson

Deputy Sheriff Chris Dickerson was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on FM 10 near FM 2260 in Gary City at 2:00 am.

During the stop the driver suddenly exited the vehicle and opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle, shooting Deputy Dickerson six times. Nearby residents who heard the gunshots found Deputy Dickerson in the roadway. He was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

The subject who shot him fled to Shreveport, Louisiana, where he was apprehended by a police canine after being involved in a vehicle crash. He was extradited and indicted on capital murder charges.

Deputy Dickerson was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Panola County Sheriff's Office for eight years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender In custody

traffic stop

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Chris, man, I can't believe it's been 4 years. It was an honor to work alongside you at the beginning of my career briefly.

I'm praying for 2024, your family and fellow deputies see the person responsible finally held accountable.

God bless your family with comfort on this day brother.

Officer Trent Welborn
Mineola Police Department

December 31, 2023

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