In Memory of Deputy Sheriff Joseph Brandon Gore
North Carolina Loses Deputy to COVID19
COVID has taken the lives of many first responders. We found at the start of this pandemic in 2020 that many occupations were at higher risk of contracting the virus. First responders and law enforcement officers were at the top of the list for high-risk occupations. North Carolina officials had hoped we were putting some of this behind us with the availability of vaccines. However, they had to brief the public about the loss of a local deputy due to the virus. On Saturday, April 3, 2021, Deputy Sheriff Joseph Brandon Gore of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office passed away due to complications of the virus. He was 30 years old.
Deputy Gore was born and raised in Brunswick County. He began his law enforcement career as an officer with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center. Later he was moved to the Animal Protective Services Division.
It was determined that Gore most likely contracted the virus in the line of duty during his recent assignment at the Brunswick County Animal Control Shelter.
Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office
Deputy Gore served his community through his work with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. The BCSO believes in the dignity and worth of all people. The deputies make it their official duty to “safeguard lives and property as well as to protect the innocent from becoming victims of deception and oppression.” With their leadership, the deputies can obtain these goals and respect their residents’ constitutional rights.
The BCSO is nationally accredited. They have extensive services for the residents of Brunswick County. Deputies also provide detention services, court security services, court service, and regular patrols. The office also has an investigative division, an animal services division, and a victims protection division.
Deputies patrol an area that includes 1050 square miles, of which 203 square miles is a waterway. The BCSO has a specialized marine patrol unit and SWAT, K9, and an aviation unit.
Deputy Sheriff Joseph Brandon Gore is survived by both of his parents and two sisters. Officers from all around the state will come forth to show their gratitude and give an honorable goodbye to officer Gore. It will take the support of all those around them to help the Gore family through their time of grief.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police or the IACP shared their condolences with their followers on their Twitter page. “Our thoughts go out to the family, friends, and colleagues of Deputy Sheriff Joseph Brandon Gore, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina.”
The Florida Police Chiefs shared the passing of Deputy Gore with their community on social media. “Please keep the Family and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office in your thoughts and prayers. Deputy Sheriff Joseph Brandon Gore, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office (North Carolina), EOW April 3, 2021.”
Beyond the Call of Duty, a non-profit organization that raises awareness of lost responders, shared the loss of Deputy Gore with their community. “We send our deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of Deputy Sheriff Joseph Brandon Gore. He served with Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, NC. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. EOW 04/03/21 #eowride #thethinblueline #beyondthecallofduty #EOWR2R.”