These morning chats, only a few minutes earlier than or after 6 a.m. each weekday since Fred returned to work, are simply to fill Blane in on what’s occurred since July 7, 2019.
His father desires Blane to understand how his two sons, Caden, 11, and Colt, 2, are doing and the way a lot he’s missed.
Blane’s older brother, Zack, additionally honors his sibling. He remembers the birthday message he acquired from Blane earlier than he was killed. Now, to mark the day, Zack raises “skinny blue line” legislation enforcement flags over Memorial Park from dawn July 7 till sundown July 8.
“That’s sort of how I spend the morning of my birthday and that’s how I spend the night of the following day, and it’s actually all about Blane,” Zack stated. “We at all times exit for everyone’s birthday, but it surely’s totally different now. There’s at all times somebody lacking.”
Blane’s father has a Sheriff’s Workplace badge tattooed on his arm under his son’s title together with the phrase “Chase Your Goals,” a reference to a dialog he had six months earlier than Blane left his job with an area producer to pursue a profession with the Sheriff’s Workplace.
“That was the one factor that may come to my thoughts,” Fred stated. “You’re younger. Now’s the time to do it. Don’t get caught in a rut. Chase your desires when you can.”
A lot of the Dixon household has adopted its patriarch and gotten a tattoo honoring Blane, together with a sprawling sleeve tattoo on Zack that winds round to his chest.
“Blane, greater than he’ll ever know, he was an even bigger a part of this household than I feel any of us knew whereas he was right here,” Zack stated.
The Dixons sat down with The Occasions a couple of weeks after the sentencing of three of the 4 males charged with felony homicide in Blane’s dying.
Hector Garcia-Solis and Eric Velazquez have been discovered responsible of malice homicide, whereas London Clements was convicted of felony homicide. All three got life sentences, although solely Clements and Velazquez have been granted the prospect for parole.