By MELINDA WILLIAMS
Virginia Fox blotted tears from her eyes Monday night as Pulaski County Board of Supervisors recognized the dedicated service of her late husband with a Memorial Resolution. Virginia State Trooper Andrew Fox, who was based out of the Dublin office and lived in the Draper community, died Oct. 5 after being struck by a car while directing traffic on special assignment in Hanover County. Monday night, the supervisors presented Virginia Fox and area First Sgt. Mike Honaker with framed copies of the resolution honoring the fallen officer. Virginia Fox also was given a framed photograph of the Pulaski County Administration Building taken in October when the flags were at half-staff in honor of her 27-year-old husband. The Memorial Resolution passed by the board of supervisors is recorded in the board’s minutes “as a permanent testimony of its appreciation” for Fox’s service to the county and its citizens. The resolution recognizes Fox as having been “an affable, kind, compassionate, tolerant, and even-tempered man of integrity, with a strong work ethic, humility, generosity, and loyalty to family and friends.” It continues, “Andrew Fox was a truly dedicated law enforcement officer as witnessed by countless hours of service and protection to the citizens of Pulaski County and the State of Virginia.” A graduate of Tazewell High School and Virginia Tech, Fox served on Tazewell Police Department before joining the State Police in 2007. He was assigned to the Springfield office until being transferred to Dublin this past May. The resolution recognizes Fox for having escorted Presidents Bush and Obama and other dignitaries while in Northern Virginia. He was also a member of the State Police Honor Guard, an instructor with the State Police Training Academy and had just been named to the agency’s Tactical Team before his death. Fox received several commendations for exemplary service during his law enforcement career. He also was a member of Draper Volunteer Fire Department.