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Sheriff Jay Lemeul Forehand | Liberty County Sheriff's Department, Florida Liberty County Sheriff's Department, Florida

Sheriff

Jay Lemeul Forehand

Liberty County Sheriff's Department, Florida

End of Watch: Friday, August 29, 1919

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Executed

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Sheriff Forehand was shot and killed as he and a deputy attempted to arrest a suspect wanted for attempted murder. The suspect was arrested three days later and taken to the Gadsden County Jail. He was convicted of Sheriff Forehand's murder and sentenced to death and executed.

Sheriff Forehand was survived by his wife and five young children.

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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 Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 27, 2016

 

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