TV Road Wars cop killed in crash was to be a dad


Police Constable James Dixon was a roads policing officer based at Loddon Valley police station, near Reading was riding his police motorcycle when he was sadly killed along with a 91-year-old.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has begun an investigation.

The collision involved a auto and a motorcycle which was being ridden by police officer PC James Dixon.

A 91-year-old female passenger of the auto also died, while the vehicle's driver went to hospital with injuries which were not thought to be life threatening.

The officer, who had recently married, was a well-known figure after appearing in the Sky TV programme, which follows police officers as they carry out their jobs. "You are un-replaceable and my heart goes out to Your family both blood and blue". Friends and family of the newlywed officer yesterday placed flowers at the crash spot, paying tribute to him as well as the other victim - named locally as Gladys Goodwin.

The woman was a passenger in the vehicle driven by another woman who was injured and taken to hospital.

"My thoughts and sympathies are with their families and friends and the colleagues of the officer at this very hard time".

Thames Valley Police said it will release further details when it is possible to do so.

Mark Dunfurd wrote: "Very very sad news".

While a third added: "R.I.P "Dixie" PC James Dixon from #roadwars".

IPCC Associate Commissioner Guido Liguori stated: "My contemplations and sensitivities are with their families and companions and the partners of the officer at this extremely troublesome time. Thoughts are with all families and friends involved, especially the officers who had to attend". "Was he part of the proactive team that featured on Road Wars".