Butte County Sheriff’s Office ‘committed’ to solving Tyler Dickson’s murder

Butte County Sheriff's Office 'committed' to solving murder of San Pablo man
Photo of Tyler Dickson courtesy of the GoFundMe fundraiser.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) reiterated last week that it is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder of San Pablo resident Tyler Dickson at a campground in Oroville on July 3, 2021.

The Sheriff’s Office said it is “committed to solving this case.”

“We very much want to bring closure to Tyler’s family and friends and see to it that the person(s) responsible for Tyler’s murder are held accountable,” officials said in a statement on Jan. 25, 2023. “Our hearts go out to Tyler’s family and we are hopeful that this reward will renew public interest in the case and ultimately result in justice for Tyler.”

Dickson, 20, of San Pablo, was fatally shot while sleeping inside a tent at the Bidwell Canyon Campground, a state park.

“Over the past 18 months, detectives have actively and zealously investigated this case, however it has remained unsolved,” BCSO officials said.

In 2021, BCSO requested that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Office issue a reward to encourage those with information to come forward. The governor’s office issued a $50,000 reward after reviewing the circumstances of the case, according to BCSO.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Zach Price at 530-538-7671.

Dickson’s murder continues to reverberate in the local community. He’s remembered as a star athlete and straight A student who was attending Contra Costa College at the time and had earned a football scholarship to Western Colorado University. Last year, Andre Williams, Dickson’s godfather and president of the San Pablo Baseball Association, organized the first inaugural Tyler Dickson’s Memorial Day Baseball Tournament at Davis Park in San Pablo in Dickson’s honor. The youth tournament honors Dickson, who played baseball and was also a standout quaterback and basketball player at El Cerrito High.