Sheriff Jay Lemeul Forehand

Sheriff Jay Lemeul Forehand

Liberty County Sheriff's Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, August 29, 1919

Jay Lemeul Forehand

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.

Bio

  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed

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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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