A boy who loses his father gets a reason to smile, thanks to his father’s friends.
Every officer is aware that their line of work puts them in danger. Any given day when they answer a call might be the last day of their life. Their work puts them in danger, and still, they willing to answer the call. Nicolas Dixon was one such officer who was aware of the dangers but probably didn’t know that it would be his last day on the job.
On July 7th, 2019, when Deputy Nicolas Blane Dixon spotted a stolen car and tried to stop it, he was shot by one of the four 17-year-old suspects. Deputy Dixon was killed and thus the life of a wonderful husband, loving father, a friend, and a dedicated officer was lost.
His funeral on July 11 was publicized and well-attended. Officers stood in respectful attention with heads bowed while their hearts ached for their brother-in-arms. At Peach State Bank Trust in Gainesville, Georgia, a memorial fund benefitting the wife and children of Deputy Dixon is established, and 100% of all donations go directly to the family.
While Dixon’s youngest son Cold is just four-month-old and will not remember him, his elder son Caden is nine. Caden certainly misses his father, even more on the first day of grade four. Caden was having a rough morning on the first day of 2019-20 school year. To his surprise, Hall County Sheriff’s Deputies joined him and his mother, Stephanie, as he began the new school year. Dixon’s old crew showed support and encouragement. Stephanie feels that Dixon’s crew are sent from God to comfort her and her family in the time of need.