Death Classification: Performance of Duty Death

Agency: Chicago Police Department

Served: 2 years, 8 months, 14 days

Unit of Assignment / Detail: 15th District - Austin

District of Incident (Present Day): 015 - Austin

Location of Occurrence: 

Cause of Death: Illness - Other

Age at Time of Death: 40


Date of Birth: 01 Jul 1952

Date of Appointment: 26 Dec 1989

Date of Incident: 015 - Austin

End of Watch: 12 Sep 1992

Date of Interment: 17 Sep 1992


Interment Details

 Cemetery: Oakridge Cemetery - Hillside, Illinois
 Grave Location: Unknown
 Interment Disposition: Burial


Memorial Details

Superintendent’s Honored Star Case: Not Enshrined

Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Not Listed

Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall: Not Listed

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall: Not Listed

Officer Down Memorial Page: Not Listed



 Military Service: No Military Record Found


Incident & Biographic Details

Patrolman Albert Lee Dixon, Jr., Star #4127, aged 40 years, was a 2 year, 8 month, 14 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 15th District – Austin Tactical Unit.

On September 9, 1992, at 7:40 p.m., Officer Dixon was working in plainclothes with his partner Patrolman Royal Webster. They responded to another officer’s call for assistance and became engaged in a foot pursuit. Apprehended was Victor Townsel, age 17, of 5009 West Washington Street, wanted for robbery. Shortly after placing Townsel in custody, Officer Dixon began complaining that he did not feel well and was having chest pains and numbness. Officer Webster immediately transported Officer Dixon to Loretto Hospital where he was treated by Dr. Bank. Dr. Bank stated that Officer Dixon was in serious condition and needed to be transferred to a different hospital for treatment. He had suffered an aneurysm and fell into a coma. Officer Dixon was then transported to Michael Reese Hospital by CFD Ambulance #28. He was placed on a respirator and it was later determined that he was brain dead. Officer Dixon was taken off the respirator and died shortly thereafter, he was pronounced dead by Dr. Martin G. Luken at 12:25 p.m. on September 12, 1992.

Officer Dixon was waked at A.A. Rayner & Sons Funeral Home located at 5511 West Madison Street, his funeral mass was also held at A.A. Rayner & Sons Funeral Home. He was laid to rest on September 17, 1992 in Oakridge Cemetery, 4301 West Roosevelt Road, Hillside, Illinois.

Patrolman Albert Lee Dixon, Jr., born July 1, 1952, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on December 26, 1989.

Officer Dixon was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was survived by his wife, Edwina (nee Stennis) and children: Donald Dwayne, age 19 Jennifer, age 7 months and Kewan Delfon, age 17.

Incident Recorded under Chicago Police Department RD #T404640 Robbery Report and T428130 Hospitalization Report.