Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Melton "Fox" Gore

Horry County Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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Reflections for Police Officer Melton "Fox" Gore

Rest in peace Officer Gore.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 12, 2022

He was such a NICE GUY!

Chalene Ann Romanski
Former Central Parking Services

December 19, 2021

He was a great officer he was very smart intelligent funny. He did not deserve to die at the young age he died at he saved my life several times may he rest in peace and forever be remembered.....

Devin Cook

October 19, 2021

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the Children of God"

We commit this Officer into the hands of our Lord. May the Officer's loved ones find peace in the life led, honor in their Officer's performance and choice of profession, and profound happiness upon being reunited in the future.

God Bless all who answer the Call.

Deputy Director (Ret) Rusty Featherstone
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI)

September 20, 2021

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Retired Fire Lieutenant Frank J Corasan
Baltimore City Fire Department

May 27, 2021

Sadden by the loss of the LEO. We all lose so much when a Officer is taken from us. May God give the family and fellow officers they worked with Peace and Strength to carry on. Your families and fellow LEO's are in our prayers.

B.J.Umbenhower
Liaison, Office of Emergency Management Highlandville Mo
Son of Chief of Police. Deceased
May God watch over them all. R.I.P. Brothers

April 13, 2021

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Melton was killed in the line of duty.

To the Gore family, fellow officers, and all who call Melton beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I hope that you continue to receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Melton gave to his community and the residents of South Carolina and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 12, 2021

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 12, 2021

Thank you for your service, Police Officer Melton "Fox" Gore,
I am so sorry for your early and tragic loss of life. May you be rewarded and held in His arms. Prayers of love and support for your family, the Department and Community.

God Bless,

Kim Durham
Davis Police Department - Daughter

February 11, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Gore. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Horry County Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

February 8, 2021

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

February 2, 2021

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

January 27, 2021

Fox was always pleasant and cared for his community. His smile and candor will truly be missed in Atlantic Beach. God bless and rest in peace.

Brian Foushée
Friend/Neighbor

January 21, 2021

“He [God] will wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, nor pain. All of that has gone forever.” [Revelation 21:4 TLB]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, OLCC, NCCA
Independent Christian Chaplain Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
07/05/1974 - 04/01/1998
Nashua Police Department
Nashua, NH 03060

January 21, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Officer Gore.

Class 49-20 Basic Academy Recruits
Virginia Beach Sheriffs Office

January 20, 2021

Officer Gore, I am so sorry to hear that you lost your life while just doing your job this day. I pray that God has opened the doors of Heaven and invited you in! May Eternity be all that you deserve after all of your service to your fellow man.
I thank you for those many years of brave service, Officer Gore. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Gainesville, GA

January 19, 2021

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

January 19, 2021

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to your community.

James P Waggle, Jr.
Civilian

January 18, 2021

Officer Gore, there is much evil in this world and you put your life in danger each and every day of your dedicated selfless service that your community may live in safety. Your reward in heaven will be abundant. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

January 18, 2021

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the tragic death of Officer Gore.

Chip Nowlin
President
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

January 17, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Melton "Fox" Gore and the extended law enforcement family of the Horry County Police Department, South Carolina.


End of Watch Tuesday, January 12, 2021


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

January 17, 2021

Rest In Peace

Po Shaun Walters
Nypd ~ Retired

January 17, 2021

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

January 16, 2021

Rest In Peace

Po Shaun Walters
Nypd ~ Retired

January 15, 2021

My condolences to the family, coworkers, and friends of Officer Gore. His service and sacrifice for the people of South Carolina is appreciated and will be remembered. I am praying for the peace and comfort of all those who loved Officer Gore.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

January 15, 2021

Officer Gore,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

January 15, 2021

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