January 5, 2010
Millard County Sheriff’s Office
Deputy Josie Greathouse Fox was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Highway 50, one mile east of Delta.
Deputy Greathouse Fox had stopped a vehicle and was approaching when fired upon with a high-powered rifle. At least one of the rounds passed through her body armor and inflicted a fatal wound. The suspect fled the area. Following a statewide hunt by law enforcement, the suspect was found hiding in a shed in Beaver County.
Two years later, despite his having confessed, a jury found the suspect not guilty of Deputy Greathouse Fox’s murder. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison on other charges.
Deputy Greathouse Fox was married and the mother of two children.
Deputy Fox was in the same POST class as fallen Officer Jared D. Francom.
The bronze memorial name plaque of Deputy Josie Greathouse Fox is sponsored by the Millard County Sheriff’s Office and Millard County Peace Officers Association.