HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Horry County Sheriff Phillip Thompson has announced the appointment of Tom Fox as his chief deputy.
Fox has been an employee of the Horry County Sheriff's Office since 1999 where he served as a Director at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.
Fox has over 34 years of experience in law enforcement and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
In addition to his duties as chief deputy, Fox also serves as board president of the Horry County Sheriff's Foundation, which provides college scholarships to individuals interested in law enforcement or a related field of study.
The Horry County Sheriff's Office said, "Chief Fox is a man of great character, and is an excellent example of our motto, "Committed to Excellence in Service and Attitude".