Dixon officer Mark Dallas to attend Tuesday's 'State of the Union' address

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WASHINGTON (WIFR) -- Dixon School Resource Officer Mark Dallas will be joining Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R- 16th District) for Tuesday's "State of the Union Address" in Washington.

Dallas is credited for confronting suspected shooter Matthew Milby, who opened fire during graduation practice last May at Dixon High School. He was honored as the International Association of Chiefs of Police "Officer of the Year" in October.

Dallas will have the opportunity to listen to President Donald Trump's "State of the Union" address after meeting him for the honor in October. You can watch the speech on WIFR at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Congressman Kinzinger released a statement​ on his 2019 State of the Union guest:

“Officer Mark Dallas embodies the very best of who we are as a nation. We are a better, safer community for his dedication to serve and protect. His quick, fearless actions saved countless lives, and prevented a real tragedy from occurring. I’m grateful for his service, for the service of all our School Resource Officers, and for all those who wear the badge with honor in IL-16 and across the country.

“It’s an honor to welcome Mark Dallas as my guest for the State of the Union this year, and to serve as his representative in Congress. Officer Dallas is a true hero and a role model to many, and he deserves to be recognized.”