United States Honor Flag for Fallen Hero

The tragic events that took place on Tuesday September 11, 2001 changed the course of our lives as Americans as well as that of our nation.  Many fellow Americans have sacrificed their lives as a result of these tragic events.

Following these events, our nation came together in support of our country’s Heroes with a renewed spirit of patriotism.  A United States Flag flew over Ground Zero in honor and support of our Heroes.  Today, this specific United States Flag is known as the “United States Honor Flag.”  This one Flag has since continued to pay tribute to America’s finest in Law Enforcement, Firefighting and the United States Military.

The United States Honor Flag has become a symbol of honor, rich in patriotic history, as it has paid tribute to those who have answered the call of duty and have gone before us.  It was their duty to serve, it is our duty to honor and remember…

On Tuesday, January 5, 2010, Deputy Josie Fox, age 38, was shot and killed while attempting to stop a vehicle connected to a car theft investigation.  Deputy Fox’s sergeant had noticed 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 asked for backup after stopping the vehicle on Highway 50, near Delta, Utah.  When her sergeant arrived at the location he found her suffering from a gunshot wound.

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

The United States Honor Flag is coming to Utah to pay tribute to Deputy Fox.  The Honor Network sponsors the flag.  It says Deputy Fox is a true American hero.  She will be the first to receive this honor in 2010.

My heart goes out to Deputy Fox’s family, friends and fellow Law Enforcement officers.  May God comfort you with your loss…

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