Recently Fallen


Sergeant Gordon William Best

North Myrtle Beach (SC) Department of Public Safety
End of Watch: January 1, 2021

Sergeant Gordon Best was responding to a “shots fired” called when he lost control of his patrol vehicle and collided with a utility pole. Sergeant Best is the first officer to be killed in a traffic-related incident this year and the first officer fatality from the state of South Carolina in 2021.

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24 Replies to “Recently Fallen

  1. Thank you for your service to your community Sergeant Gordon William Best. You will always be a respected BRAVE HERO! You are with the Angels now. Watch over your loved ones, and brothers and sisters in BLUE.
    Florida Cares.

    1. Thank you for your service in the most honorable profession on earth. You will be truly missed. We were all luckily to have had you in our lives.

  2. Oo no!!! I’m just so sad to hear this! God bless you for your service and may He comfort your love ones. My heart aches.

  3. Heartfelt Sympathy to the Family, and Brothers and Sisters in Blue at the tragic loss of Sgt. Gordon Best. His Service, and Dedication to keeping others safe will always be remembered, and forever appreciated.
    Rest in God’s arms now, Sgt. Best. You are Home.

  4. My deepest sympathy to the family, colleagues and friends of Sergeant Gordon Best. May he Rest-In-Peace and his memory be a blessing.

    New Jersey cares!

  5. My sincere condolences to The Dept. and Sergeant Best family. Prayers to all who surrounded him in love and laughter. R.I.P. Sergeant Best🙏 May Perpetual Light Always Shine upon you Sir!🌟Mother of Fallen Deputy Sheriff Peter John Herrera EOW 3-24-2019 in El Paso TX. 💙

  6. Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
    God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
    Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
    When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
    Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
    Thank you for your selfless service!
    Thank you for your guardian protection!

  7. May God be with you and all who love you. You are not alone.
    Parents of Deputy Jake Keltner, McHenry County, Illinois, EOW 03/07/2019

  8. Rest In Peace Sergeant. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and coworkers.
    May God’s healing light shine upon all of you.

  9. Thank you for your service Sergeant Best. You are home now. May you rest in our Father’s arms. My sincere condolences to your family and brothers in blue.

  10. Prayers being offered for Sergeant Gordon Best, his family, and the members of the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety. May St. Michael escort you to Heaven, Sergeant Best.

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