Police officer who starred in Road Wars killed in crash
Tributes have been paid to a popular police officer who starred in the TV show Road Wars after he was killed in a crash while on duty.
A 91-year-old woman also died after the collision involving PC James Dixonâs motorcycle and a car in Wargrave, Berkshire.MP breaks down in tears at universal credit impact speech
PC Dixon, affectionately known as Dixie, has been remembered as âone of the bestâ as colleagues and fans of the Sky 1 programme inundated Thames Valley Policeâs Facebook page with heartfelt tributes.
Nicole Chantelle said she had never met PC Dixon, but watching Road Wars was one of the reasons why she joined the police.
She wrote: âHeard so many gre at things about him today, we truly have lost an amazing officer. Thoughts are with all families and friends involved, especially the officers who had to attend.â
Ali Ashman wrote: âRIP Dixie, it was a pleasure knowing you. Thoughts are with your friends and family, the police family has lost one of its best.â
And Mark Dunfurd added: âVery very sad news. Our thoughts are with both families. Today we have lost a well loved and highly thought of colleague. RIP Dixie.â
The woman killed in the crash, which happened at about 1.50pm on Tuesday, was a passenger in the car.
Its driver, a woman, was taken to hospital but her injuries sustained in the collision are not thought to be life-threatening, police said.
A police spokesman said: âAs is standard procedure, due to the fact that the incident resulted in the deaths of a member of the public and an on-duty police officer Thames Valley Police has made a mandatory referral to the IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission) who have begun an investigation.â
IPCC associate commissioner Guido Liguori said: âWe have been notified by Thames Valley Police of a collision on the A4 near Reading, in which, tragically, a 91-year-old woman and a police officer have died.
âMy thoughts and sympathies are with their families and friends and the colleagues of the officer at this very difficult time.
âIPCC investigators are attending the scene as part of an independent investigation to determine the circumstances which led to the collision.âSource: Google News