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Horry County Police Dept. invitations group to line escort route for fallen officer LCpl Gore

Posted: Jan 16, 2021 / 10:17 AM ESTUpdated: Jan 16, 2021 / 8:19 PM EST

LCpl. Melton “Fox” Gore (Courtesy: HCPD)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – Community members are invited to line the escort route to pay their respects to fallen officer Lance Corporal Melton “Fox” Gore.

The Horry County Police Department will team up with public safety partners on Sunday to bring LCpl Gore to the MUSC in Charleston for an autopsy.

The escort group will depart immediately from the ML Brown Public Safety Building at 2560 N. Main Street, Conway, SC 29526, at 7:00 a.m. If you participate, please do so safely and responsibly – stay away from the streets and be mindful of your surroundings and wear a mask if necessary.

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is illuminated in blue in honor of LCpl. Melton ‘Fox’ Gore

LCpl. Gore was hit by a vehicle and killed while clearing debris in an accident near Highway 22. Gore served with the Horry County Police Department for more than 20 years.

Step-by-step updates on the progress of the escort group will be posted on the HCPD Twitter page: Otherwise, the planned accompanying route is as follows, subject to changes due to traffic.

To MUSC: MLB to N. Main Street, Highway 701S, US 17S Georgetown to Charleston MUSC.

Funeral arrangements announced for the HCPD officer killed on Highway 22

Way Back: Charleston MUSC to US 17N, Highway 701 N, Highway 501, Wright Blvd, Latimers Funeral Home (816 Wright Blvd., Conway, SC 29526).

HCPD would like to thank all the neighboring public safety authorities who will take part in tomorrow’s company. The department greatly appreciates your support as we work to send our brother to his eternal rest in law enforcement.