Dixon Police Officer Mark Dallas stops school shooter

| May 17, 2018 | 32 Comments

The Chicago Tribune reports that Dixon, Illinois Police Officer Mark Dallas is considered a hero because he ran to the sound of gunfire in Dixon High School and stopped a determined gunman before he could injure any of the students;

The officer, identified by the city as 15-year department veteran Mark Dallas, shot and injured the gunman after the suspect fired at the officer while trying to flee, police said.

The suspect, identified as 19-year-old former student Matthew A. Milby, was taken into custody, and no one else was injured in the gunfire exchange, authorities said.

Late Wednesday, officials confirmed that they have charged Milby with felony aggravated discharge of a weapon and set his bond at $2 million. Illinois State Police said the investigation continues and more charges could be forthcoming.

From CNN;

The 19-year-old former student opened fire near the school auditorium where students had gathered for graduation ceremony rehearsal, the statement said.

The suspect fled the school and Dallas chased him, Dixon Police Chief Steven Howell said in a news conference. The suspect continued to shoot at the officer and the officer returned fire, Howell said.

The suspect was taken to a hospital for non-life threatening injuries. He will be transported to jail after he’s released from the hospital, state police said.

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  1. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Illinois Police Officer Mark Dallas did his job right, he didn’t puss out and run like the Coward County FL Deputy did, but media coverage of when things go right? *crickets*

    BZ Mark Dallas, well done!

  2. The Other Whitey says:

    Whaddaya know? An ACTUAL good guy with a gun, as opposed to a sniveling pussy!

    Cowards of Broward, pay close attention to how this real lawman acquitted himself. Observe the stark differences between his conduct and your own.

  3. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    The Broward Coward is retired and sitting at home with an $8,7000.00 monthly pension.

  4. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Alabama’s Broussard would say, “2 million dollars bail! Doesn’t the judge know the defendant is innocent until proven guilty!”

  5. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    I am happy that the Dixon police officer actually did his job.

  6. Yef says:

    That Dixon police officer failed.
    The perp shot at him, giving him PID (positive identification), so he could have shot the perp DRT and remove him from the board game of life.

    Now the perp is going to be released by the state of illinois.

  7. USMC Steve says:

    Great that he stopped the shooter, but he needs to work on his marksmanship skills. That shooter should never have lived to be taken into custody.

  8. 3E9 says:

    He stopped the threat; he did his job as trained. BZ officer.

  9. Roger in Republic says:

    And don’t forget, for the charge of bringing a fire arm into a gun free zone, he will be Trespassed by the School District and will forever be banned from their property. I bet he didn’t think about that when he hatched his plans.
    How about a charge of Attempted murder on a Police Officer?

  10. David says:

    Not that I hope for injuries, but is it not strange that out of multiple rounds fired by the suspect at students and the cop that the only reported injury was to said perp?

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