Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Lee Dixon

Little River-Academy Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Reflections for Chief of Police Lee Dixon

I often think of all our US Police who leave us while in the line of duty.

Chief Lee Dixon shall be remembered as a man who did his job with dedication and honor.

Rest in Peace. My condolences to his family.

Stacey Thalmann
Loving Mother of Officer Alexander Edward Thalmann
New Bern Police Department, NC EOW 03/31/2014

June 25, 2014

Rest easy Chief.

PO Olasokan
NYS Univeristy Police

June 25, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with Chief Dixon's family and his Brothers and Sisters in Blue. Rest in peace.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Trafic Unit

June 25, 2014

Rest in peace brother.

Lt. A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

June 25, 2014

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

June 24, 2014

Thank you Chief Dixon for your faithful service. You will be remembered. May God grant your family and agency peace.

Trooper Joe Dellwo #446
Minnesota State Patrol

June 24, 2014

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Chief Dixon. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Little River-Academy Police Department.

Scott Horne U.S. Postal Inspector
US Postal Inspection Service

June 24, 2014

RIP my fellow Brother in Blue. My prayers go to your Family, Friends, and Co-Workers. Rest easy now Sir, we have the watch from here.

Retired Detective Don Vine #5896
Phoenix Police Department

June 24, 2014

Rest in Peace Chief of Police Lee Dixon. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

June 24, 2014

May God grant you peace for your final sacrifice and welcome you at Heavens' Gates. We will pray for your family as God guides them through this difficult time. Gone but never forgotten by your brothers and sisters in "Blue". God Bless You.

Marshal B. Tindle
City Of Killeen Marshals Office

June 24, 2014

Chief Dixon,
May you rest in Heavenly Peace. May your family be forever watched over and blessed. May your friends and colleagues find comfort. Please watch over us from on high.
We will see you again dear Sir.
Thank you for your service. I will never forget your sacrifice or the sacrifice of your family.
Greater Love Hath No Man....
Prayers for all involved.

Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

June 24, 2014

Rest in God's hand's Chief Lee. I almost feel that i know you. 2 years ago, i worked for a small town on the Ohio River, in Ohio, just 2 villiages from Indiana. I worked night shift alone. St Michael was with me on every run. I then went to The Cincinnati Police Department for 22+ years. The only difference between officers that get to retire and those that expire, is sheer divine providence. May your wife find solace from God and family ans friends as your suffering heals.

Polive Specialiist
Cincinnati Policw Department Retired

June 24, 2014

Chief Dixon My dad was a small town Chief a one man department.He also was killed when I was ten.I believe there is a special place in heaven for you.There will be many there to show you round. When you meet Andy Williams Say hi for me. My prayers are with your family, your friends , and your department. I hope it helps your family to know that you are with your savior now, and that they can see you again

Angela McMinn
Daughter of Chief Andrew Williams

June 24, 2014

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell PD, WY

June 23, 2014

God bless you for your sacrifice and your family.

MPO T. D. Recupero
VBPD & Friend

June 23, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother.

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

June 23, 2014

RIP in Chief.

Merlin Doepner PO
Troy Police Department

June 23, 2014

Chief Dixon - Sounds as though you were "leading from the front". As a former small-town chief, myself, I know that sometimes you're the one who gets the call and you must see it through to the end. You have set the standard for others and you've met the standard you set. sadly, at the cost of your life. If I heard correctly, your police officer wife was on scene handling this call, with you, at this tragedy. May the community be rallying to her side in the aftermath.

Thank you for your service to the State of Texas and to the people of Little River-Academy. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Sgt. K. Moreland
Arapahoe Community College PD (Ret. LAPD)

June 23, 2014

God's peace and speed Chief Dixon. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

June 23, 2014

R.I.P. Chief - God's Peace to you, your family, and community


June 23, 2014

Chief Dixon, you have served your community well and you have paid the ultimate sacrafice. You have the gratitude of all those who have served and will serve their communities. May God keep you close, and May God be with your family and friends during this difficult time.

God Bless.

Det. Karlas E. Robinzine
Berwyn Police Department

June 23, 2014


Allen Dezso
Retired NC Trooper

June 23, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with your family and community. May you also be remembered by those you served.

Officer Lecroy
Dublin Police Department

June 22, 2014

RIP Brother, my prayers for you, your family and your agency. Job well done...HEROES NEVER DIE.....

Philip Callas, Detective Retired Secaucus, NJ PD

June 22, 2014

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Little River-Academy Police Department.

James J. Scanlon (Retired CPD)
North American SWAT Training Assoc.

June 22, 2014

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