Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Road Wars police officer dies in motorcycle crash

Road Wars police officer dies in motorcycle crash

Francis Habgood, chief constable for Thames Valley Police, said: "My officers, staff and I were devastated to hear the very sad news about our colleague PC James Dixon, aged 39 and the 91-year-old woman who died as a result of a road collision yesterday (5/12)".

The lunchtime accident happened on the A4 on Tuesday just three miles from Pc Dixon's base at Wargrave-on-Thames, Berks.

PC Dixon, who was based at Loddon Valley police station in Earley, and a passenger in the auto, died.

Tributes have been paid to Pc Dixon, who was known by his nickname "Dixie" on the Sky 1 programme that followed the work of Thames Valley Police officers.

The incident, which happened at about 1.50pm yesterday (Tuesday) involved a vehicle and motorcycle, which was being ridden by PC James Dixon.

On Twitter, Ryan Sheehan said: "Growing up I was a big fan of PC James "Dixie" Dixon and his @tvprp colleagues as they featured in #RoadWars". Thoughts go out to his family friends and all at TVP. Our thoughts are with both families.

Their next of kin have been informed.

The image, created by Bullshire Police, said: "If you're an attractive female and you're involved in a Road Traffic Collision, Bullshire's Elite Traffic Officers will issue you with a Trauma Teddy". "Its well respected officers like PC Dixon that inspire me to be a Police Officer. My thoughts are with all those who knew him at this very hard time".

"IPCC investigators are attending the scene as part of an independent investigation to determine the circumstances which led to the collision".

News website Police Hour has set up a JustGiving page to raise money to support Dixon's family.

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