Georgia deputies escort fallen officer's son to school

Deputies gave him 'some extra support and encouragement'

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HALL COUNTY, Ga. – Georgia deputies helped escort a boy who lost his dad last month into school for his first day of fourth-grade. 

Caden Dixon and his mother, Stephanie, lost 28-year-old Nicholas Blane Dixon on July 7. He was killed in a shootout when he pulled over four teens suspected of burglarizing a pawn shop and other crimes.

Family, co-workers and friends posted on social media about the heartwarming start to Caden's school year. 

GALLERY: Authorities escort 4th-grade son of deputy to first day of school 

"They wanted to give Caden and Stephanie some extra support and encouragement on this first day of class," a post from the Hall County Sheriff's Office said. "The Sheriff’s Office and Hall County community are proud of them both."

Deputy Dixon also left behind a nine-month-old son. 

Hall County Sheriff’s Deputies joined Caden Dixon and his mother Stephanie this morning as Caden began the new school...

Posted by Hall County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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