Sheriff Jay Lemeul Forehand

Sheriff Jay Lemeul Forehand

Liberty County Sheriff's Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, August 29, 1919

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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.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed

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It is always sad to hear about a Law Enforcement Officer being killed in the line of duty. Sheriff Forehand will always be remembered by the Liberty County Sheriff's Office. May he R.I.P.

Sheriff Buddy Money
Liberty County Sheriff's Office

August 31, 2021

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