City’s Statement on Officer Involved Shooting

On Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, officers of the Dickson Police Department were involved in the pursuit of a vehicle that had been reported stolen. That pursuit ended in Hickman County where one officer was involved in a physical altercation that resulted in a suspect being shot and killed.


Within minutes of the shooting, Dickson Police Department Chief Jeff Lewis notified District Attorney Ray Crouch Jr., whose 23rd Judicial District includes Dickson County. District Attorney Kim Helper, whose 21st Judicial District includes Hickman County, also was notified of the shooting. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was called to the scene to investigate the shooting and will present its report to Helper’s office.


Lewis said the officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the conclusion of the investigation. Neither that officer nor another Dickson Police Department officer who was involved in the pursuit was injured during the incident.


The names of the officers involved in the pursuit and incident are not being released due to the ongoing investigation by the TBI and pending review by the District Attorney’s Office for the 21st Judicial District.


Dickson City Administrator Rydell Wesson referred all questions to the TBI and District Attorney Kim Helper.