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PHOTOS: Austin doctors mourn the loss of Dr. Lindley Johnson
(Christa McWhirter)

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.

Christa McWhirter

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.

Christa McWhirter

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.

Christa McWhirter

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.

Christa McWhirter

The evening was emotional for attendees. Dr. Renee Snyder and her colleague comforted each other at the vigil.

Christa McWhirter

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.

Christa McWhirter

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.

Christa McWhirter

As the sun completely set, the vigil came to an unofficial close.


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