He left behind his wife, Stephanie, and their two young sons, Caden and 3-month-old Colton Justice. In a Facebook post, the sheriff’s office included photos of deputies escorting Caden and Stephanie to Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy in Gainesville.
Dixon, who had been with the sheriff's office for three years, was among several deputies chasing a stolen vehicle in Gainesville when he was shot. He was the fourth officer killed in the line of duty in Georgia this year, records show.
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Four 17-year-olds — Hector Garcia-Solis, Brayan Omar Cruz, London Clements and Eric Edgardo Velazquez — were arrested shortly after the incident and charged with felony murder.
Brayan Omar Cruz (top left), Hector Garcia-Solis (top right), Eric Edgardo Velazquez (bottom right) and London Clements.
Later in July, the GBI arrested five more teens and young adults, who were charged with tampering with evidence and hindering the apprehension of a criminal.
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