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Va. officer found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound

Deputy Corey Fox was 24

By C1 Staff

SUSSEX, Va. — A Sussex County sheriff’s deputy was found dead one day after the police department laid Sheriff Raymond Bell to rest.

Capt. Ernest Giles told the Sussex Surry Dispatch that Deputy Corey Fox was found dead Sunday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 24.

Fox joined the department in 2014 while working as a corrections deputy at the local jail and volunteering as firefighter with the county.

“Fox will be missed,” Giles told the publication. “He was a hard worker and he was truly dedicated to his department.”

Giles said grief counselors have been brought in to speak with those who are struggling with the loss of Fox and Bell. 

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