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South Carolina officer struck, killed while removing debris from road

Officer Melton “Fox” Gore was struck and killed Tuesday while removing debris from the roadway.

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. — An Horry County Police Department officer was killed in a traffic accident on Tuesday.

Credit: Horry County Police Department
Officer Melton “Fox” Gore

While details are limited, WBTW reports WBTW reports Officer Melton “Fox” Gore was out removing debris from the roadway at about 4 p.m. Tuesday on Hwy 22, when he was struck and killed by a 2007 Mazda SUV. He was 57 years old.

This is the third fatal accident involving area law enforcement in the last 12 days. 

North Myrtle Beach Sgt. Gordon William Best was killed on New Year’s Day and Marion County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jonathan David Price was killed Wednesday.

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Flags on all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Wednesday, January 13, in tribute to Deputy Price.

The Horry County Sheriff's Office and the Horry County Police Department will be in Marion County on Wednesday to answer calls so Marion County Sheriff's Office staff may attend Deputy Price's funeral.