Sergeant Gordon William Best; North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety, South Carolina
On January 1, 2021, North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Sergeant Gordon William Best lost his life while in service to the community.
About 4:00 am on January 1, Sergeant Best responded to a call for service in Barefoot Resort. Roads were very wet and, while headed southbound on Highway 17, he lost control of his Police vehicle. The vehicle veered into a northbound lane and collided with a utility pole. Sergeant Best was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident.
Patrol Sergeant Gordon William Best was born on November 12, 1990. He joined the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department on October 21, 2013, and was promoted to Sergeant on February 17, 2019.