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
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
Cemetery: Oakridge Cemetery - Hillside, Illinois
Grave Location: Unknown
Interment Disposition: Burial
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 in which they apprehended Victor Townsel, age 17, of 5009 West Washington Street, wanted for robbery. Shortly after placing HHHH in custody, Officer Dixon began complaining that he did not feel well and was having chest pains 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.