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Deputy Sheriff Josie Greathouse Fox | Millard County Sheriff's Office, Utah Millard County Sheriff's Office, Utah

Deputy Sheriff

Josie Greathouse Fox

Millard County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 1P29

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; AK-47

Offender: Sentenced to 10 years

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Deputy Sheriff Josie Fox was shot and killed while attempting to stop a vehicle connected to a car theft investigation. Deputy Fox's sergeant had spotted two vehicles wanted in connection with the investigation and called for backup.

The sergeant followed one vehicle while Deputy Fox followed the second. A short time later Deputy Fox requested backup after stopping the vehicle on Highway 50, at mile post 91, near Delta. When her sergeant arrived he found her suffering from a gunshot wound to her neck, just above her vest.

The suspect, who fled the scene in the vehicle, was identified as an illegal alien who had already been deported but had returned to the United States. He and a second suspect were apprehended the following morning by members of the Beaver County Sheriff's Office and United States Marshals Service.

In August 2012 the subject who was charged with shooting Deputy Fox was acquitted of murder, but convicted of weapons charges tampering with evidence. He was subsequently sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Deputy Fox had served with the Millard County Sheriff's Office for five years. She is survived by her husband and two children. She is buried in Delta City Cemetery, Delta, Utah.

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NEVER FORGOTTEN!
Today is the 6th anniversary of the murder of a young Deputy Sheriff who was also a wife and mother.
Deputy Sheriff Josie Fox was shot and killed during a motor vehicle stop. Her sergeant had spotted two vehicles wanted in connection with the investigation of auto thefts.
The sergeant followed one vehicle while she followed the other. A short time later Deputy Fox requested backup. When her sergeant arrived he found her suffering from a gunshot wound.
The suspect was identified as an illegal alien who had already been deported but returned to the United States. He and a second suspect were apprehended.
In August 2012 the “man” charged with shooting Deputy Fox was acquitted of her murder, but convicted of weapons charges and faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.
Deputy Fox is survived by her husband and two children.

Chief Paul Philipps
Parsippany Ploice Department
January 5, 2016

 

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