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Deputy Sheriff Anthony E. Forgione | Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Florida Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

Anthony E. Forgione

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 245

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Deputy Anthony Forgione was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect who had escaped from custody while he was under going a mental evaluation at a local hospital.

The suspect had returned to his childhood home and barricaded himself inside. Negotiators attempted to talk him out of the home. The SRT team entered the home after the negotiators failed to receive a response from inside. As the team entered, the suspect opened fire and killed Deputy Forgione. Other deputies returned fire as the suspect committed suicide.

Deputy Forgione had served with the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office for three years and had previously served with the Fort Walton Beach Police Department. He is survived by his wife and two young daughters.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director, Florida Sheriffs Ass
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 7, 2016

 

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