HALL COUNTY, Ga. — The Hall County community said goodbye to a fallen hero on Thursday.
Deputy Nicolas Dixon was killed in the line of duty Sunday when he was attempting to arrest burglary suspects during a chase.
Homecoming services for Dixon began at the Free Chapel Worshiping Center in Gainesville at 11 a.m. Thousands attended the service to say goodbye to a man who died fighting crime.
Channel 2 Action News streamed the entire service live on our website and Facebook page. If you were not able to watch it, we will have complete coverage on Channel 2 Action News at 4 p.m.
At the service, Channel 2's Tony Thomas spotted uniforms from Chicago and other areas inside the auditorium.
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Dixon’s boss, sheriff Gerald Couch just spoke to the gathered mourners, along with Dixon’s father, Fred.
“From the moment you spoke to him you knew that he was all in. I believe there are those among us with that God chooses to infuse with a heart full of service and guardianship and Blane's hear was certainly one of those,” Couch said.
After the services, a procession left Free Chapel for interment at Memorial Park Cemetery. Law enforcement patrol vehicles with flashing blue lights lined each side of the roadway along the route.
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