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- Jun. 28, 1938 -
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Indiana State Police Patch
Resided: IN, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jun. 28, 1938
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 28 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Indiana State Police
100 N Senate Ave  N340
Indianapolis, IN   46204   USA
(317)899-8293
County: Marion
Dept. Type: State/Police
Hero's Rank: Trooper
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 2 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: IN   USA   Tue. Jun. 28, 1938
Summary: Trooper William Dixon died two days after being shot when he stopped to assist a disabled vehicle in LaPorte County.

While Trooper Dixon was transporting a traffic violator from an accident scene to the county jail, he came upon a disabled vehicle on Fail Road, one-half mile south of U.S. 20. As he exited his squad and approached the vehicle to ask if they needed assistance, one of the two men who were both members of the Easton Gang, opened fire and struck Trooper Dixon in the hand. As he attempted to draw his gun, the suspect continued shooting at him several times.

When two LaPorte County deputies saw a vehicle and the trooper's squad, they thought it was the accident scene they had also been dispatched to, but were met by the two suspects and kidnapped at gunpoint in their squad car. The traffic violator, who was left behind at the scene, drove Trooper Dixon to Holy Family Hospital in LaPorte where he died two days later from his injuries.

The suspects released the two deputies on U.S. 41 near Cedar Lake in Lake County before fleeing into Illinois where they later were engaged in a gunbattle with police in Kankakee County. One suspect was killed and the other, who was wearing a bullet-resistant vest, was wounded. He was extradited, convicted of murder and kidnapping, and sentenced to death. On June 3, 1939, he was executed by electrocution.

Trooper Dixon had served with the Indiana State Police for over 2½ years and was assigned to the Dunes Park post. He was survived by his fiancée, parents and sister.

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