Dale Nix Death: Greensboro Police Department has identified the police chief killed in officer-involved shooting. Sergeant Dale Nix passed away in the deadly shooting that occurred at Sheetz on Sandy Ridge Rd in Greensboro, NC Saturday night. A Blue alert was issued for the two male suspects involved in the incident. The alert was cancelled around past 8pm.
Press statement tonight from Chief Thompson: Thank you for coming, I want to thank Mayor Vaughn for joining us tonight representing the city council. This evening, the Greensboro Police Department lost one of our own. Around 4 p.m. at the Sheetz located at 3202 Sandy Ridge Road, an off-duty Greensboro Police Sergeant witnessed a crime occurring.
The officer approached the suspects and was subsequently shot. Another off-duty Greensboro Police officer and a Guilford County Paramedic were on scene and immediately rendered aid. The Sergeant was transported to a local medical facility where he succumbed to his injuries.
Dale Nix was a loving husband, father, son and brother with 22 years of service to the department. We ask for prayers for the family of the fallen officer and our Greensboro PD family. We would like to thank all of the organizations and leaders for offering condolences and assistance including Governor Cooper, Guilford County District Attorney’s Office, Secret Service, FBI, U.S. Marshal’s, ATF, DEA, SBI, SHP, Forsyth County Sherriff’s Office, Guilford County Sherriff’s Office, Winston-Salem Police Department, and the High Point Police Department.
We also would like to express our appreciation to our community partners and other organizations that have offered their condolences and support.
This is an active and ongoing homicide investigation and more information will be released in the coming days.
Dale Nix Obituary and Funeral Arrangements will be Released by the Family
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