URGENT: Deputy Murdered - Blue Alert Issued For Gunman

A search is underway for Steven Wiggins, who shot a Dickson County deputy early Wednesday morning.

Dickson County, TN – A Dickson County Sheriff’s deputy was killed in the line of duty during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning.

The deputy, whom the sheriff's department has not yet identified, attempted to stop a driver for operating a vehicle with expired registration at approximately 7 a.m., but the driver refused to pull over, WKRN reported.

During the brief pursuit that ensued, the deputy and the suspect exchanged gunfire near the boundary line between Dickson and Hickman counties.

The deputy was fatally shot in the gunfight.

The suspect, identified as Steven Wiggins, fled the scene, and was believed to be in the area near Bear Creek Valley Road and Tidwell Switch, the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office said.

Police said that Wiggins should be considered armed and dangerous, and warned residents to remain alert, WTVF reported.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has dispatched agents to the densely wooded area.

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Comments (6)
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Old Fokker
Old Fokker

I hope he is caught before he figures he has nothing to lose.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

I hope he either kills himself or is killed in a shootout with police. Killing a cop over expired tags??? Really?? This guy is a waste of oxygen and I hope he has the courtesy of saving us some tax dollars!!

Danimyl
Danimyl

I hope he resist when they find him.

rjuarez86
rjuarez86

Why do I read the story of a cop hurt or killed on FB and not in the news? Isn't the loss of an officer equally as important?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Thug.