Community comes together to remember slain Dickson County deputy


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The Dickson County community gathered Monday to remember the life of Sergeant Daniel Baker, who was killed in the line-of-duty last week. 

Monday afternoon, Dickson County Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe was greeted by Metro Police Chief, Steve Anderson, and Reed Trickett of the 100 Club of Nashville. The nonprofit, which aids those affected by a fallen member of law enforcement, donated $25-thousand to the cause. 

“When you see all the brothers and sisters from all emergency services, the people in our community, the whole county is really pulling together,” said Bledsoe. “Right now it’s one day at a time, one step at a time, that’s what I’m telling everybody.”

Buildings throughout the community were adorned with blue ribbons and tape, from the firehouse to the dentist office where Sgt. Baker’s wife worked.  

Sgt. Baker was shot and killed while responding to a suspicious vehicle Wednesday morning. Suspected gunman Steven Wiggins was a fugitive for 48 hours until he was captured Friday.

A woman who was with Wiggins, Erika Castro-Miles, was arrested Wednesday night and is charged with first-degree murder

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Sgt. Baker’s body was taken to the church Monday morning. People lined the route from the funeral home to the church to pay their respects. 

Sgt. Baker’s funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church. News 2 will live stream the funeral. 

The funeral is open to the public. 

Sgt. Baker will be buried at Dickson County Memorial Gardens. 

On Wednesday, News 2 will host a fundraiser for Sgt. Baker’s family.  

News 2 is teaming up with Kroger, WDKN and Tristar Bank for the fundraiser. Donations will be accepted at Kroger on Henslee Drive in Dickson between 6 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.  

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