U.S. Honor Flag traveling to ETX for funeral of deputy killed in line of duty

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According to The Honor Network, “The U.S. Honor Flag has traveled over 7 million miles, by ground, air, and even on NASA’s last space shuttle mission to Honor America’s Heroes.” It is seen here in December 2019 at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery, AL. (Source: The Honor Network via Facebook)

CARTHAGE, Texas (KTAL/KMSS) – The U.S. Honor Flag will be present for the funeral Saturday of the Panola County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed in the line of duty earlier this week.

Panola County Sheriffs Deputy Christopher Dickerson was shot and killed in the line of duty Tuesday, December 31, 2019. (Source: Panola County Sheriff’s Office)

Panola County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Dickerson was shot during a traffic stop early Tuesday morning on a rural road near Carthage. The suspect in his shooting was captured about an hour later in Shreveport and is awaiting extradition back to East Texas.

The Honor Network says they are coordinating all funeral arrangements on behalf of the Panola County Sheriff’s Office and the Dickerson family, and that this will be the first Line of Duty Death funeral for the U.S. Honor Flag in 2020.

According to The Honor Network, funeral arrangements for Deputy Sheriff Chris Dickerson are as follows:

Visitation will be Friday, January 3, 2020, from 5:30-8:00 PM at the Carthage Civic Center, located at 1702 S. Adams Street, Carthage, Texas, 75633.

The Funeral will be on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at 2:00 PM at the Carthage Civic Center, and burial will follow in the Restland Memorial Park Cemetery.

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