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Police Officer Jared J. Forsyth | Ocala Police Department, Florida Ocala Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

Jared J. Forsyth

Ocala Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Monday, April 6, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Police Officer Jared Forsyth was accidentally shot and killed while participating in firearms training at the Lowell Correctional Institution's firing range on NW Gainesville Road at approximately 3:00 pm.

A firearm was accidentally discharged during the training and the round struck Officer Forsyth in the side of his chest, between the panels of his vest. He was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to the wound approximately two hours later.

Officer Forsyth had served with the Ocala Police Department for three years.

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Jared, you will always be like a son to me. I am so proud of the man and officer you were. We have your Mom now, she's our family too. I miss you every day, and I love you buddy.

Sergeant Erica Hay
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May 14, 2016

 

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