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.
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.
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.
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