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Thursday, 05 May 2016 21:04

Dixon honored posthumously for service to COP, Crimestoppers

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Roanoke Rapids Citizens on Patrol and Halifax County Crimestoppers posthumously honored a man who gave of his time, effort and money to both organizations.

“He was a faithful COP member,” police Chief Chuck Hasty said of Roy “Jabo” Dixon, who died in December. “He was always willing to help the city and police department in anyway he could.”

Captain Andy Bryant, who is the COP coordinator, said before the event this evening, “Not only did he support personally with his time, he also gave of his money.”

In the few short years COP has provided Thanksgiving dinners, Dixon always made sure there were always two extra dinners so two extra people could be fed. “He was always willing to work parades, benefits. He was willing to be a major part of it”

During the presentation to Dixon's son, Roy Dixon Jr., and his daughter, Angela, Joe Hagan, treasurer of the Crimestoppers board, said Dixon loved both organizations equally.

His son said, “This was near and dear to my dad's heart. He wanted to make a difference in his community. He certainly enjoyed it. It was very important to him.”

His daughter said afterward, “The community and the people in the group meant a lot to him.”

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