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SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement today regarding the death of Millard County Sheriff's Deputy Josie Greathouse Fox.

"Millard County, and the entire State of Utah, suffered a devastating loss with this tragic, early-morning shooting. By all accounts, Deputy Fox was an officer who loved her job and was proud to serve her community. She was an asset to her community, and a true hero to the State of Utah.

Jeanette and I offer our deepest condolences to Deputy Fox's family, particularly her husband and two children. We also grieve with Millard County Sheriff Robert Dekker and the entire Millard County Sheriff's Office, who continue, even in these difficult times, to put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe."

Governor Herbert has ordered that flags at all state offices be lowered until sunset on Wednesday, Jan. 6, in honor of Deputy Fox.

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