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Slain Tennessee sheriff’s deputy to be laid to rest

June 5, 2018

DICKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff’s sergeant fatally shot while responding to a call will be laid to rest.

Dickson County Sgt. Daniel Baker’s funeral was being held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Dickson.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the 32-year-old Baker was found dead in his patrol car Wednesday after responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

A district attorney says the state of Tennessee will seek the death penalty against Steven Joshua Wiggins, who allegedly shot Baker to death, and Erika Castro-Miles, who police say was in the car alongside Wiggins during the shooting. Their initial court appearances on first-degree murder charges are set for Friday.

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