North Myrtle Beach, SC – North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Sergeant Gordon William Best was killed Thursday night in a vehicle collision, police say.
Reportedly, 30-year-old Sergeant Best was responding to a call of shots fired at the Barefoot Resort. While en route, the sergeant lost control of the vehicle due to the wet roads. The vehicle collided into a pole and Sergeant Best was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sergeant Best joined the department on October 21, 2013, and was promoted to Sergeant on February 17, 2019. He is the first officer to lose his life in the line of duty in the department’s history.
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