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Dickson County community prepares to say goodbye to Sgt. Daniel Baker

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DICKSON, TN (WSMV) -

The Dickson County community is preparing to say goodbye to Sgt. Daniel Baker.

Baker, who worked with the Dickson County Sheriff's Office, was fatally shot Wednesday morning. He was responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle near Sam Vineyard Road. Authorities say 31-year-old Steven Wiggins pulled the trigger.

Visitation services for Baker begin Monday. In the heart of Dickson, the signs of support are everywhere.

“They really do care about the people protecting them every single day,” said Nicolas Carter, a Dickson resident.

Baker, a former Marine who served in Iraq, joined the Dickson County Sheriff's Office back in 2008.

On Sunday in downtown Dickson, businesses on Main Street had a thin blue line taped across their storefront windows and blue ribbons on lampposts.

Dutch Bryant, a Dickson neighbor, has this message for Baker’s family: “Dickson absolutely loves them. And if there's anything they need at all, they only have to ask. People have always outpoured support, but they will continue to do so.”

Deputies will be escorting Baker from Taylor Funeral Home to First Baptist Church for visitation. The escort will begin at 10 a.m. and will proceed down College Street to Highway 70. Members of the community are allowed to pay their respects along the route.

The first visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church. A second visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday and will end when the funeral service begins. 

The funeral is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church.

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