Funeral for murdered deputy today in Gainesville

Law enforcement officers from around the state and across the country will converge on Gainesville for today's funeral for murdered Hall County Sheriff's Deputy Nicolas Dixon: the service for the 28 year-old father of two is set for 11 o'clock this morning at the Free Chapel Worship Center on McEver Road in Gainesville. Dixon was killed this past Sunday, shot while chasing four teenaged suspects, all of whom are now facing felony murder charges.

From the Hall County Sheriff's Office…

Funeral services for fallen Hall County Sheriff’s Deputy Nicolas Blane Dixon will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Free Chapel Worship Center in Gainesville.

Location: Free Chapel Worship Center 3001 McEver Road Gainesville, GA

Parking at the Free Chapel will begin at 9 a.m. Lots on the campus have been designated for family, law enforcement, media and the public. Additional public parking will be available at the Hall County Government Center lot that is closest to Free Chapel.

At the conclusion of services, a procession will leave Free Chapel for interment at Memorial Park Cemetery. Law enforcement patrol vehicles with flashing blue lights will line each side of the roadway along the route. The procession, including the funeral caisson, will pass through the center en route to the cemetery.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office welcomes members of the community to line the procession route to celebrate the life and contributions of Dep. Dixon.

Procession route: Leaving Free Chapel, turns right on McEver Road/GA 53 Turns right on Browns Bridge Road/GA 369 Turns right on Memorial Park Drive Turns right into Memorial Park Cemetery

Roadways used during the funeral procession will be completely closed from approximately 11:45 a.m. until the procession concludes. We ask motorists to make alternate route plans.

Because of space constraints at the cemetery, graveside honors will be live-streamed to Free Chapel for members of the public in attendance at the funeral.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, North Precinct and South Precinct offices will be closed on Thursday, July 11, so members of the HCSO family can attend funeral services for Deputy Nicolas Blane Dixon.

This will not affect law enforcement service in the county. As always, citizens in need of law enforcement assistance may contact Hall County 911/Central Communications.

 Non-emergency Hall County Dispatch (770) 536-8812  911 for emergencies

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