Deputy Sheriff Logan Shane Fox

Deputy Sheriff Logan Shane Fox

Watauga County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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Logan Shane Fox

Deputy Sheriff Logan Fox and Sergeant Chris Ward were shot and killed while conducting a welfare check at a home on Hardaman Circle.

A coworker of the homeowner had requested a welfare check after the man did not report for work and was not answering his phone. Responding officers discovered all the vehicles belonging to the owner in the driveway. As Sergeant Ward and Deputy Fox entered the home to check on the occupants, someone inside opened fire, striking both deputies.

Backup officers were able to extract Sergeant Ward from the house but were unable to reach Deputy Fox. Sergeant Ward was flown to a hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The subject barricaded himself inside of the house and continued to shoot at law enforcement officers who were on the perimeter throughout the day. He committed suicide several hours into the barricade. Deputy Fox was retrieved from the residence and pronounced dead.

Deputy Sheriff Logan Fox had served with the Watauga County Sheriff's Office for two years and had previously served two years with the Ashe County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his parents, sister, and fiancé.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

welfare check

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My deepest condolences to both families, and may the families find peace in their individuals hearts knowing their Loves are now in Heaven.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

September 19, 2021

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