In white coats, local physicians gathered in front of Children's Medical Group Wednesday evening to remember the late Dr. Katherine Lindley Dodson, who was killed as a hostage in a murder-suicide inside the medical office the night before.
Throughout the day Wednesday, patients and families who knew Dr. Dodson dropped off flowers at CMG. Some left signs and wrote with chalk on the sidewalk.
By sunset, just before the start of the vigil for Dr. Dodson, the CMG sign was layered in flowers as more people stopped by to remember who she was and her work.
At 6 p.m., at least 15 doctors in white coats stood outside CMG by the memorial to Dr. Dodson to pay their respects to the much-loved pediatrician.
The evening was emotional for attendees. Dr. Renee Snyder and her colleague comforted each other at the vigil.
The event was relatively informal as medical professionals arrived with their families to lay flowers and cards on the CMG sign and opted for personal conversation reminiscing about Dr. Dodson over speeches. One attendee placed speakers by the flowers to play some of Dr. Dodson's favorite songs.
The doctors in attendance were from various practices across the city, such as US Acute Care Solutions, Snyder Dermatology, Ascension Seton and UT Health. Each knew Dr. Dodson in one way or another.
As the sun completely set, the vigil came to an unofficial close.
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