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Local law enforcement agencies, leaders, community mourn loss of Horry County police officer

Horry County police LCpl. Melton Gore was killed in the line of duty along Highway 22 on...
Horry County police LCpl. Melton Gore was killed in the line of duty along Highway 22 on Tuesday night.((Source: Horry County Government))
Updated: Jan. 12, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - Condolences are pouring in after a veteran Horry County police officer lost his life in the line of duty.

LCpl. Melton “Fox” Gore, 57, was killed Tuesday night while he was performing a task outside of his truck near the intersection of Highway 22 and Highway 31. The chief of police said that the preliminary investigation shows that Gore was trying to get some debris out of the road when he was hit.

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Gore served as an environmental officer with the Horry County Police Department for more than 20 years.

As soon as HCPD announced that Gore was killed in the line of duty, law enforcement agencies, leaders and those in the community have gone to social media to express their condolences for Gores’s family and for his brothers and sisters in blue at HCPD.

See the condolences below:

In honor of one of our own, Horry County Police Department L/CPL Melton “Fox” Gore, who lost his life in service to his...

Posted by Horry County Police Department on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Another tragic death of a local police officer. Please lift up our Horry County Police Department up in heartfelt prayer as they suffer the loss of one of their own. May they feel our love and support!

Posted by Brenda Bethune Mayor of Myrtle Beach on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

We’re just heartbroken tonight. #HCFR

Posted by Horry County Fire Rescue on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Another tragic loss. Our thought and prayers will be with the family and Horry County Police Department. We will be here for you like you are were for us a few short days ago.

Posted by North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with LCpl. Melton Gore's family and the Horry County Police Department.

Posted by Myrtle Beach Police Department on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Our hearts are broken yet again. Prayers for our HCPD Brothers and Sisters tonight as well as the family of our fallen Brother.

Posted by North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Melton “Fox” Gore. Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and our brothers and sisters of Horry...

Posted by Horry County 911 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Our hearts are broken once again with the tragic loss of one of our fellow officers. Sending thoughts and prayers to the men and women of the Horry County Police Department. We are here for you!

Posted by Horry County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The City of North Myrtle Beach stands with the Horry County Police Department as they mourn the loss today of Officer...

Posted by City of North Myrtle Beach on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

It is with much sadness we send our condolences and prayers to Horry County Police Officer Melton Gore’s family,...

Posted by Conway Police Department, South Carolina on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Very sad news out of Horry County Police Department. We stand with our brothers and sisters in blue.

Posted by Midway Fire Rescue on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

HORRY OFFICER KILLED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office extends heartfelt sympathy to the family...

Posted by Georgetown County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The men and women of the Surfside Beach Police Department offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends...

Posted by Surfside Beach Police Department Surfside Beach, South Carolina on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Our hearts go out to Officer Gore's family, friends, and fellow officers. His service to Horry County will be remembered. #TeamHorry

Posted by Horry County Memorial Libraries on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Officer Melton "Fox" Gore. His dedication and passion as an...

Posted by Keep Horry County Beautiful on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Rest In Peace Officer Gore. Thank you for your years of service to Horry County. You will be missed!! Prayers to your team and family. 🙏😢 #TeamHorry

Posted by Horry County Treasurer's Office on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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Posted by Laurinburg Police Department on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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