Gainesville Times

Episode 42: A deputy dies in the line of duty

July 11, 2019

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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