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Deputy Chris Dickerson’s name added to Fallen Peace Officers monument in Carthage

The late Panola County, Texas, sheriff's Deputy Chris Dickerson was a soldier and a public...
The late Panola County, Texas, sheriff's Deputy Chris Dickerson was a soldier and a public servant but, most importantly, a proud father of two young girls, his family says.(Source: Deputy Chris Dickerson's family)
Updated: May. 15, 2020 at 12:13 PM CDT
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CARTHAGE, TEXAS (KLTV) - A Panola County Sheriff’s Deputy killed in the line of duty last year was honored at the Fallen Peace Officers of Panola County Memorial in Carthage on Friday morning.

Deputy Sheriff Chris Dickerson’s name was added to a monument on the lawn of the Panola County Courthouse during the memorial service.

“Each name on this monument that we unveil again today represents a hero,” Sheriff Kevin Lake said. “It represents a hero that served and sacrificed for a purpose far greater than themselves.”

Dickerson was gunned down while conducting a traffic stop along FM 10 near Gary on Tuesday, Dec. 31.

“Deputy Sheriff Chris Dickerson was always on the frontlines," Lake said. "He’d choose to be the first man in and the last man out.”

Dickerson’s widow, Krista, also spoke at the service and thanked the sheriff’s office and community for their prayers and support.

Deputy Sheriff Chris Dickerson’s name was added to the Fallen Peace Officers of Panola County...
Deputy Sheriff Chris Dickerson’s name was added to the Fallen Peace Officers of Panola County monument that sits on the lawn of the Panola County Courthouse. Dickerson was gunned down during a traffic stop along FM 10 near Gary on Tuesday, Dec. 31.(Submitted photo)

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