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 remains in custody awaiting extradition 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.

Bio

  • 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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