City of Redding honors Dick Dickerson

Oct 13, 2014 11:45 AM by News Staff

Veterans, law enforcement agents and government officials gathered over the weekend to honor former Redding Mayor Dick Dickerson, who died last month at age 77.

Friends, family and admirers gathered Sunday at the Redding Elks Lodge to pay their respects.

The Honor Guard presented Dickerson's family with a folded flag, which was followed by speeches from those who were close to him.

Friend and co-worker Phil Donahue said "he was a great man, father, friend and leader, with a valuable 30 years in law enforcement, another 20 plus years in politics".

Dickerson served almost a decade as the head of the Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force.

He was then elected to serve a four-year term as a Shasta County Board of Supervisor in the early 90's.

Following that stint, Dickerson was elected to the California State Assembly, and also served on the Redding City Council.

The 77-year old was most recently the chair of the Board of Directors for the Youth Violence Prevention Council in Shasta County.

Dickerson was well-known for his advocacy for Veterans' rights in the North State and his "no-nonsense" approach in the political realm.

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