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Deputy Sheriff Josie Greathouse Fox

Millard County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Josie Greathouse Fox

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 9th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 5, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

October 5, 2018

NEVER FORGOTTEN!
On Tuesday, January 5, 2010, Deputy Sheriff Josie Fox was shot and killed during a motor vehicle stop. Deputy Fox's sergeant had spotted two vehicles wanted in connection with the investigation an auto theft and requested backup. The sergeant followed one vehicle while Deputy Fox followed the other. A short time later Deputy Fox requested backup. When her sergeant arrived he found her suffering from a gunshot wound to her neck, just above her vest.

The suspect 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.

In August 2012, despite overwhelming evidence, including a video recorded confession, a Utah jury acquitted the man responsible for her murder, but convicted him of weapons charges. As a result he faced a maximum of 10 years in prison.

On February 7, 2017, a Federal Jury found him guilty of intentionally killing a law enforcement officer and several other charges. On April 27, 2017 he was sentenced to life.

Deputy Fox had served with the Millard County Sheriff's Office for five years. She is survived by her husband and two children

Chief Paul Philipps
Parsippany Police Department

January 5, 2018

Deputy Sheriff Fox, a great lady of integrity and honor taken before her time. Rest in peace. Your valor and commitments won't be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 5, 2018

I am happy that your family has now received some measure of justice for your brutal murder in 2010. I know that the path to justice has been laden with obstacles, but thanks to federal prosecutors, the battle continued after an acquittal in state court. They picked up the torch and now there has at long last been justice. Your killer will remain in prison where he belongs.

Although every line of duty death is painful, circumstances in your case have caused additional pain that other survivor families have not had to endure.

Today I am holding each family member, both blood and law enforcement, in my heart's embrace and saying a prayer of gratitude.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

May 19, 2017

Never Forget, God speed Josie

Sergeant Zach Adams
Utah County Sheriff's Office

February 7, 2017

God bless you my sister for serving. Rest in Peace and may Utah never forget your sacrifice.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

January 5, 2017

NEVER FORGOTTEN!
In 2011 I had the privilege of riding in the Police Unity Tour to honor of Deputy Sheriff Josie Fox of the Millard County Sheriff's Office, Utah. This is because on Tuesday, January 5, 2010, Deputy Sheriff Fox, a wife and mother of two children was murdered.
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.

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted."
Matthew 5.4

Chief Paul Philipps
Parsippany Police Department

January 5, 2017

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

NEVER FORGOTTEN!
January 5, 2015, marks a sad anniversary. It is the 5th year since we lost Deputy Josie Greathouse Fox of the Millard County Sheriff's Office, in Utah. Despite the fact that I never met Deputy Josie Fox, her husband Doug or their kids, they are part of my family, the law enforcement family. I was so touched by the loss of this lovely young mother, taken by a vicious animal, that I chose to ride in her honor during the 2011 Police Unity Tour. The Police Unity Tour brings together hundreds of police officers from all over the United States to ride bicycles from New Jersey to Washington DC. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and financial support for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. I hope one day to meet Deputy Fox’s family and offer my personal condolences. In the meantime let’s all keep Deputy Fox; her family and so many others like them in our thoughts and prayers.

Chief Paul Philipps
Parsippany Police

January 5, 2015

Sister, please know that your death was a call from Jesus needing another angel in heaven. We will take it from here

Jason
MBPD

January 5, 2013

Deputy Fox is one of several Officers I’ve ridden for in the Police Unity Tour. In 2011, I wore a bracelet to honor her during the 300+ mile Police Unity Tour bike ride. I intended to give that bracelet to her family at the Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC. I tried, unsuccessfully, to contact her husband, through the Millard County Sheriff's Office. I never did have the privilege of meeting her family. This morning I learned that the man who confessed to killing Deputy Fox was found not guilty. This makes me sick and I can only imagine how her husband and children must feel. This forum gives an opportunity to express gratitude for Deputy Josie Fox’s selfless dedication and sacrifice. One day I hope to personally express my gratitude and condolences to her family.

Deputy Chief Paul Philipps
Parsippany Police Parsippany NJ

December 27, 2012

May God put his loving arms around your family and members of your department giving them strength, wisdom and understanding to get through this terrible situation.

Walter R. Landrum (Major) retired 2012
Bainbridge Public Safety Department

August 26, 2012

How is this [email protected] acquitted of murder!?!?. He shot her in the neck! This guy should be put to death, not deported or given room and board for the 5 years he may get out of the 10 year max. This only shows everyone and especially boarder jumpers that it's ok to shoot at the police and to go ahead. This is disgraceful to all law enforcement and their families. It just seems like we are expendable in the eyes of the judges and prosecutors sometimes.

Aaron Roberts, Deputy 15 years LE
Eaton County Michigan

August 23, 2012

Just goes to show our justice system needs a complete overhaul

Jerry Myers FMO

August 21, 2012

My sympathies to the family, and my gratitude for the gift of her service. While I did not know her, as a sister officer I mourn the loss of a citizen willing to protect her family, community, and country and the laws that regulate it.

God welcome her home, and protect those still in the capacity to serve.

Former Sgt. Nathan Frens
Formerly of Sheboygan Co. DOJ, WI

August 21, 2012

God Bless

Dave
None

August 20, 2012

ONLY 10 years maximum? For murdering a law enforcement officer, a wife, and a mother. Where is the justice in that?
RIP Deputy Fox.

Lt. Jim Neviaser
Fellow public safety professional

August 20, 2012

what a disgrace that this person was acquitted. Her poor family gets no justice. Not enough they lost their wife, mother, daughter. Sometimes the justice gets me so mad.

Daughter and sister of NYPD

August 20, 2012

Your spirit will live on forever. May God grant you eternal peace. Prayers to your department and most of all to your Loved Ones.

I am truly sick to my stomach that this form of Justice can happen in the United States to a true "Hero".

Det. Billy Russo (Ret)
Nassau County, NY Police Department

August 20, 2012

I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization.
As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
I have given my life so that others may live in peace.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.
You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.

REST IN PEACE.

Captain Doug Gist (retired) Washoe S.O.
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum

August 20, 2012

Deputy Fox, My heart breaks for your family. It is so hard to lose a loved one , but just as hard to know that the person responsible for that loss is not held accountable. You see, my family also has had to share that pain when my brother's killer was also aquitted. Thank you very much for your service and may you rest in the peace and comfort of our heavenly father.

Rosemary Felgar
sister of fallen officer Deputy Constable Patrick Runyon Nueces County

August 20, 2012

No Justice! Her husband and children deserve to know that her killer will never walk the streets again. Weapons charges? Unbelievable!

Sarge_AZ
Retired Cop

August 20, 2012

Prayers and smoke to a sister LEO.

I pray that your loved ones recover from the loss and that they get over the sick crap that allowed the perp to get away alive.

Patrolman retired
Niagara Falls police dept

August 20, 2012

The Salt Lake Tribune reported the details of this case. I am shocked and at a loss to explain how this man was acquitted. He confessed to it; he had his fingerprints on the weapon. What more did the jury need ? RIP Deputy Fox.

Mark Trent, Citizen
Citizen

August 20, 2012

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