Senate honors Dixon officer who stopped school shooting
Honoring the quick thinking and brave actions of the Dixon, Illinois, school resource officer who thwarted a school shooting two weeks ago, Gov. Bruce Rauner proclaimed May 30, 2018, Officer Mark Dallas Day in Illinois.
The Governor and local lawmakers met with Dallas and his family, and members of the Dixon Police Department and Lee County Sheriff’s Office, on May 30. The Senate and the House of Representatives also introduced Officer Dallas in their respective chambers, thanked him, and presented him with a legislative resolution and proclamation.
On May 16, 2018, Dallas confronted an armed former student who had fired a gun at Dixon High School where students were gathered for a graduation rehearsal. As a result of Dallas’ decisive action, no students were harmed.
Dallas has 24 years of law enforcement experience, serving 15-years on the Dixon Police Department and the last five years as the school resource officer for Dixon High school.
Anderson (right), with Officer Dallas, and Sen. Chuck Weaver (left)