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 Street and Allison Street 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.
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 was survived by his wife.
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