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Inside The Times, ep. 42: A deputy dies in the line of duty
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Members of Hall County Deputy Nicolas Blane Dixon's shift gather around during a vigil for Dixon at the Hall County Sheriff's Office in Gainesville on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Dixon was shot and killed Sunday night while pursuing suspects on foot. - photo by Austin Steele

Hall County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Nicolas Blane Dixon was shot and killed after 11 p.m. Sunday, July 7, throwing local law enforcement into a scramble to find the suspects and sending the community reeling.

Dixon was the first Hall County deputy to be shot and killed on the job in almost 100 years.

He was pursuing suspects who fled from a stolen car he had attempted to stop on Sunday. The vehicle was connected to a series of burglaries over the previous several days.

He’s survived by two young sons and his wife, Stephanie.

Nick Watson, Nate McCullough and Nick Bowman talk about how The Times has been following this story since it broke, starting with a fussy baby at Bowman’s home.

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