Deputy Sheriff Josie Greathouse Fox

Deputy Sheriff Josie Greathouse FoxDeputy Sheriff Josie Greathouse Fox
Millard County Sheriff’s Office, Utah
DOD: January 5, 2010

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 and faces a maximum of 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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Rest in peace Deputy Fox. My deepest condolences to your family and to your fellow deputies in your department. I know that illegal alien should face the death penalty for this crime. God speed. Terry F. Zech

January 7, 2010

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My sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Fox. I am a female deputy in Washington state and also the mother of a 38 year old. It just breaks my heart that your children and husband are being denied the mother and wife they deserve by a criminal illegal alien. You are truly a hero and a woman for all other women to look up to. May God bless your soul!

January 10, 2010

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