Local animal shelter to close Wednesday in honor of fallen Horry officer

Local animal shelter to close Wednesday in honor of fallen Horry officer
Horry County police LCpl. Melton Gore was killed in the line of duty along Highway 22 on Tuesday night. (Source: Horry County Government)

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - The Horry County Animal Care Center will be closed Wednesday in memory of LCpl. Melton “Fox” Gore.

Authorities believe he was removing debris from the roadway when he was struck by a vehicle.

Gore had served with Horry County police for over 20 years in the Environmental Services Unit.

If you are in need of animal services, the Horry County Animal Care Center asks that you contact one of their local shelter partners as they mourn Gore’s loss.

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