|Affiliation:||Vinci Police Department|
|Played by:||W. Earl Brown|
|First episode:||The Western Book of the Dead|
|Appears in:||2 season, 3 episodes|
Little is known about Dixon's early life, although it can be assumed that he is from Vinci and and at a young age joined the force.
Night Finds YouEdit
After an investigation is launched into the death of corrupt city manager Ben Caspere, Ray Velcoro, Ani Bezzerides and Paul Woodrugh form a special investigative unit to determine the true circumstances around Caspere's death. Shortly after, Vinci PD assign Dixon to the team.
While Ray, Ani and Paul are investigating, Dixon spends most of his time drinking.
Down Will ComeEdit
Paul and Dixon follow up on a lead at a pawn shop where they uncover a prostitute named Irina selling a watch, owned by Caspere. Under pressure from Vinci PD to close the case, Velcoro, Bezzerides, Woodrugh, Dixon and the police lead a raid against Irina's pimp, who turns out to be Mexican drug and gun runner Ledo Amarilla, but are ambushed when the building is found to be a methamphetamine lab. One of Amarilla's henchmen opens fire on the police, killing numerous officers in the process. Dixon himself tries to jump to cover but is shot in the head by Amarilla's sniper. His death would then be avenged when Paul gunned down the sniper and when he and Velcoro gunned down Amarilla.
Two months after the shoot-out and being demoted, Bezzerides makes a connection between Vera and the cache of blue diamonds found in Caspere's safe deposit box. Woodrugh follows up on the diamonds and discovers Dixon had been looking for them prior to their discovery but had kept that information to himself during the original investigation. This leads Woodrugh and Bezzerides to conclude that Vinci PD had been using Dixon to manipulate the investigation.
Black Maps and Motel Rooms Edit
Using information from Semyon, Vera and the police database, the three main characters are able to formulate a theory on Caspere's death: that a group of crooked career Vinci cops—William Holloway, Kevin Burris, Dixon and Caspere—used the 1992 L.A. riots to steal the diamonds which they used to buy into the Vinci power structure; however, Laura, a child orphaned during the robbery, tracked them down and after posing as Caspere's assistant, killed him after confirming his involvement. Everything from their discovery of the diamonds through to the shoot-out with Ledo Amarilla has been manipulated from behind the scenes by Vinci PD to cover up their involvement in the original crime.