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Community encouraged to line streets for Deputy Dixon's funeral procession
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Hall County Deputy Nicolas Blane Dixon and wife Stephanie

Funeral services are scheduled 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at Free Chapel for Deputy Nicolas Blane Dixon, 28, who was shot and killed Sunday night while pursuing burglary suspects along Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville. 

Parking will be available as early as 9 a.m. at Free Chapel, 3001 McEver Road, Gainesville. There are separate lots designated for family, law enforcement, media and the public.

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Parking lots are designated for those planning to attend the funeral of Deputy Nicolas Blane Dixon at 11 a.m. July 11, 2019, at Free Chapel in Gainesville. - photo by Hall County Sheriff's Office

Authorities are encouraging people to line the streets before 11:45 a.m., when roads will be closed for the funeral procession following the service. The roads to be closed include McEver Road at Donna Way south of Free Chapel to Browns Bridge Road to Memorial Park Road at Memorial Park Funeral Home, where interment is scheduled.

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These roads will be closed at about 11:45 a.m. July 11, 2019, for the funeral procession of Deputy Nicolas Blane Dixon. - photo by Hall County Sheriff's Office

The graveside honors will be live-streamed to Free Chapel due to space constraints at the cemetery.

Flags will be flown at half-staff at the Capitol and in Hall County, pursuant to an executive order issued by Gov. Brian Kemp.

community vigil was held Tuesday. Visitation at the funeral home was held Tuesday evening and will be held again 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, according to Dixon’s obituary.

How to help

Hall County Sheriff’s Office has opened a fund for the Dixon family at Peach State Bank and Trust. Donations can be dropped off at 325 Washington St., Gainesville, or mailed to Peach State Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 290, Gainesville, GA 30503-9835.  Checks should be made payable to the Deputy Nicolas Blane Dixon Memorial Fund. A collection box is also available in the lobby for notes, cards and other gestures. Businesses and other organizations are also donating services and proceeds

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