NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Friends and family will gather on Sunday for a special memorial honoring the life and service of Sgt. Gordon Best. Best died in the line of duty on January 1, 2021, while responding to a call 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.
There will be a memorial service in front of the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Building at 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 1, 2023. Friends, family, local leaders, and his fellow officers will be in attendance.
Police 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.
Sgt. Best will always be remembered for his dedication to a wonderful family. He will be remembered for his life and his sacrifice in the line of duty. He will be remembered for protecting the public as an honored member of the North Myrtle Beach Police Department.