Flags ordered to half-staff to honor Brunswick County deputy who died from COVID-19

Flags ordered to half-staff to honor Brunswick County deputy who died from COVID-19
Deputy Brandon Gore with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office died from coronavirus early this weekend. (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - All flags at the Brunswick County Government Center will be lowered to half-staff this week to honor deputy Brandon Gore who recently died from COVID-19.

Gore was initially diagnosed with the virus in early March and was later hospitalized. The sheriff’s office announced his death Saturday morning.

“Deputy Gore was a kind and gentle soul,” said the sheriff’s office’s Facebook post. “He was always willing to help anyone in need, both at work and in his personal life. He had a genuinely cheerful heart and always greeted everyone with a smile. He will be terribly missed by all of us at the Sheriff’s Office, especially by those with whom he was especially close, and those he worked with every day at the animal shelter.”

He served with the Animal Protective Services division.

The flags at the county government complex will remain lowered until 5 p.m. Friday.

“Our deepest condolences go out to Deputy Gore’s family, friends, and colleagues at this time,” the county stated in a Facebook post.

We are saddened to share, our friend and co-worker, Deputy Brandon Gore, has lost his courageous battle with COVID. We...

Posted by Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, NC on Saturday, April 3, 2021

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