Little River Academy Police Chief killed by former officer

Bell County
POSTED: Friday, June 20, 2014 - 5:56pm
UPDATED: Friday, June 20, 2014 - 6:30pm

New details have been released about the man who gunned down Police Chief Lee Dixon. David Risner was a former police officer and spent almost 18 years in law enforcement. The 56-year-old had run-ins with Temple P.D and had multiple arrests on his record. An arrest affidavit stated, Risner had shot Dixon twice on the front porch of his home located at 102 S.Allison St. 

"Everybody's hearts broken because he was a good guy and everybody knew him." Said neighbor Cisco Tamez. 

A quite town nestled in the heart of Texas was shaken to their core, after their respected police Chief Lee Dixon was gunned down in this house on Thursday evening.

 "Short time later he came back on the radio to ask for assistance, then the 911 calls started coming in." Said Bell County Sheriff's Lt. Donnie Adams.

David Risner, a former police officer himself will be charged with shooting death of Chief Dixon.  Records show Risner has a criminal past and multiple run-ins with the law.

"We understand that the Temple Police Department has handled him a couple times."

Neighbors were stunned to learn Risner was the shooter because they say, he seemed like a normal guy.

"He would walk his dog every day, stop by and say hi, he stuck to his routine." Says neighbor Cisco Tamez.

The Mayor of Little River Academy said, Dixon left the small town to take a job in a Milam County, but missed the simplicity of what he called, home. 

"He just wanted to be back and when we hired him back, he said, "I'll stay here until I retire."

The town is now trying to get through this tragedy the only way they know how, by sticking together.

"Hang in there, pull together and everybody help each other like we always do and we will get through it."

As the locals continue to cope, the only question on everyone's mind is, why? 




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