Ga. sheriff’s deputy killed in shootout

By: The Associated Press, policeone.com

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Law officers charged one man with murder and arrested three other suspects after a Georgia sheriff’s deputy was gunned down in a Sunday night shootout northeast of Atlanta.

Hall County Deputy Nicolas Dixon, 28, was killed exchanging gunfire with people who crashed a stolen car Sunday night in Gainesville, Sheriff Gerald Couch said at a Monday news conference.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents and Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies work a crime scene along Highland Avenue, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Gainesville Ga. (Scott Rogers/The Times via AP)

“He was out there in the darkness while most of us slept comfortably — and bravely doing things that he could. It was his job and he loved doing that,” Couch said.

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