Beyond the Badge – OFC. Gene Dixon

Beyond the Badge – OFC. Gene Dixon

OFC. Dixon grew up in Chanute, Kansas and after graduating high school went on to play football at Butler County Community College. He came to Washburn University to finish up his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology.

He joined the Topeka Police Department in 2008 where he has served in Patrol, as an FTO, and for the past four years he has served as the School Resource Officer at Landon Middle School. OFC. Dixon has earned a Challenge Coin for educating the public, and two Chief’s Coins for going above and beyond the call of duty. He says the best part of being an SRO is the interaction with the kids, which tends to bring out the kid in himself. He’s glad for the opportunity to teach the kids to be productive members of the community and to have respect for law enforcement.

In his free time, OFC. Dixon still enjoys playing sports and coached football at Landon for two years. He enjoys running and working out, riding motorcycles, and playing the guitar. But he says what he loves more than anything is spending time with his wife and family.

OFC. Dixon is a huge asset to our department and the community as a whole and we thank him for his dedication and service!img_7676

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