Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Anthony E. Forgione

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, July 22, 2008

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Anthony E. Forgione

Rest in peace brother. My thoughts are with your family and fellow officers during this difficult time.

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

July 26, 2008

Thank you for all that you have done Deputy Forgione! You will forever be a hero! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rest in peace Deputy...God's blessed angel.

Sister of OCSO Investigator

July 26, 2008

To Deputy Forgione's parents, siblings, wife and children.

Thank You and I am sorry are words not strong enough to express my feelings and they are certainly not strong enough
to ease your tremendous pain. Only God is able to do that
through his promise that you all will see your loved one again. Remember that what the caterpillar sees as the end the
butterfly knows is the beginning. Hold tight to your wonderful memories for it is those memories that will bring great comfort. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as I
pray also that more people come to recognize this terrible
tragedy and begin to act in ways that will not allow these senseless deaths. My heart as a mother of a Police Officer
is heavy and grows heavier with each loss. My tears flow
not for Anthony because he is in heaven where peace and
goodness is the order of the day, but instead for all of you
whose hearts ache with missing him.
For whatever comfort it may eventually bring know that there
are so many good people in this world who cry with you in your loss, who pray for your eventual peace in grief.

To Deputy Sheriff Forgione's little girls, remember daddy is
never far, he lives in your hearts.

Mother of An Arizona Police Officer

July 26, 2008

Please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss.Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this terrible time. May GOD bless you.

Shirley Roberts
Aunt of Fallen Officer John Logan EOW3/14/04

July 26, 2008

Rest in peace brother.

Unit 204
Clayton, Alabama Police Dept.

July 26, 2008

May GOD bless you and your family. Our prayers and thoughts are with the OCSO. RIP Deputy

Ofc. Brad Hobbs
Greenwood Police Department

July 26, 2008

Thoughts and prayers are with your family and your agency. RIP Brother in Blue.

Patrolman D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

July 26, 2008

Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God. What tragic circumstances that took you that day. May God be with your family. May he allow them to heal from the pain of loss. May he comfort your law enforcement family as they ask why? and how? You were a true hero to wear the badge. Go fly with the angels.

D/S Angie Hogeboom
Walton County Sheriff's Office

July 26, 2008

Rest In Peace Brother. You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer
Knoxville Police Department (TN)

July 26, 2008

rest in peace brother, we have the watch. someone must always walk point.

deputy reynolds
rusk county sherff's office

July 26, 2008

r.i.p. thinking of your wife, family and daughters thru this rough time.. watch over them

wife of maryland officer

July 26, 2008

A true hero is measured by the actions taken in life. Deputy Anthony Forgione is, and will be forever remembered as a hero, may God Bless your soul Deputy Forgione. God will have a true, dedicated, hero to patrol the streets of heaven.
One day you will be there to meet us fellow officers that will follow you into the gates of heaven, and if we maybe so blessed we will shake your hand and thank you for your dedication to the job.
May god wrap his loving arms around the family, friends, and fellow officers to comfort them in this enormous loss.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the men and women of the, Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. Though we may never meet and may never know your names, we feel your loss, and forever we will open our thoughts and prayers to our brothers and sisters of your agency, God Speed.

Sincerely Yours,
The Men and Women of the Mason County Sheriff’s office – Ludington Michigan

Uniform Services Division
Mason County Sheriff's Office - Ludington MI

July 26, 2008



July 26, 2008

It was a shocking blow to hear of the tragic event that happened to you on Tuesday morning. You and your team went in not knowing what was going to happen. Sadly you paid the ultimate price that day. You went in as a warrior and came out as a guardian angel. Your courage and bravery is what made you a HERO! You are a real professional for your commitment to protect and serve the citizens of Okaloosa County. I have known your brother, Joey for many years and he always said that both of you were the closest in the world. Joey has bragged about you and said wonderful things about you. I know that you are up in heaven watching over all of us, now when we are working. I know that God will keep his healing hands on your family, your brother and your friends. He also will be with your family at Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. I know that you will be protecting the gates of heaven for us now. We will see you again one day brother and that special day will be joyous. You are a true hero to all of us in law enforcement. You will never ever be forgotten and you will always be with us in spirit. Your mission here is now complete, so now rest peacefully in heaven.

Deputy Scott Hogeboom #35
Walton County Sheriff's Office

July 25, 2008

Again, we bury one of our heros. A piece of America died on 7/22/08 and as a nation, we should ALL be grieving! Thank You, Deputy Forgione, for protecting us. We will never forget. May God grant your family and fiends some peace in this time of great tragedy. You are truly a HERO and I hope that your children will ALWAYS know that their daddy was, and will always be, a hero. God Bless and Godspeed.


July 25, 2008



July 25, 2008

My sympathies to Deputy Forgione's family. friends and colleagues. May he rest in peace and may Go watch over his family.

SFC WIlliam L. Farrell
US Army MP, Ret.

July 25, 2008

God speed his love and peace to your family and fellow
brothers and sisters of your agency, R.I.P. Our fallen
Hero and brother, We'll take the watch from here.

Mark Miller
Ocala Police Department /City Watch

July 25, 2008

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Deputy Sheriff Anthony Forgione~ you're in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God give you the strength to carry on and help heal your hearts. May you find comfort and support with those around you.
God bless you and rest in peace, Deputy Forgione.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of a fallen MI P.O. eow 2004

July 25, 2008

Please accept my heart felt condolences. Rest in Peace friend.....

Police Constable Craig Willcox
Metropolitan Police, UK

July 25, 2008

He was a warrior. 1*

Greenville Police Dept

July 25, 2008

My shift mate, my zone partner, my friend, my brother. You left us way too soon. Unit 245, I know that you will stand watch in your new zone assignment with professionalism and honor, As You Always Have. Godspeed.

D/S Jeff Morgan
Okaloosa County S.O.

July 25, 2008

We are all sorry to hear of such a tragic loss. May the family, friends and coworkers of Deputy Forgione find strength and support in each other in this time of great saddness. He will always be a hero. Your Law Enforcement Family will ALWAYS be there for you

Rest In Peace

Law Enforcment Wife Association
California Highway Patrol

July 25, 2008

Deputy Forgione
Rest in Peace Brother and tell my Son-in law Josh Norris EOW 07/05/2007 hello and have him show you around. My prayers are with your family during this dark time, but you will have your day, a day that you richly deserve, too many police cars to count, with lights blazing and sirens screaming escorting you. Hundreds of your brothers will stand at attention saluting you and the citizens of your community will shed tears. A 21 gun salute will sound out in respect for you and heart numbing Taps" will be played for you while your family receives a flag. There will not be a dry eye left from both your family and police family near and far. Saint Michael the chief of police in heaven will greet you at the pearly gates and welcome you to Saint Peter's district. You will never be forgotten and your strength and courage will live on to inspire every new deputy that takes up the call of the profession and your sacrifies will be remmebered through out the nation with every police officer. You got the call, you gave your all, and it was more than enough. So prop your feet up and take a load off up there and keep an ear to the radio so that when another of our brother's number is called you can meet them at the gate with a cup of coffee and a smile. Oh and put in a good word for me up there, I like the day watch and make sure my boy Josh is not sleeping the time way.

To the Family of Deputy Forgione
Your complete family are in my families prayers during this dark time. My family is just starting to make it thru a lost of our own with the death of my future son in-law Josh Norris. Anthony was taken to early and should of have had more time with you guys. I know words at this time will never stop the hurt, but know your Husband and Dad is not far from you, he is the whisper in the wind, that feeling of being hugged when no one is there, he will always be at your side watching over ever accomplishment and catching ever tear that you guys shed. What has helped my family and may help yours, remember your love ones laugh, his smile and all those things that are unique to him, since they are truly what made him. He is a true hero in every sense of the word and your police family extends it arms to you, if this one from Louisiana can do anything do not hesitate to ask. God bless you and may he give you strength.

To Ft Okaloosa Sheriff's Department
My brothers and sisters this lost will always be felt at roll call, on the road or just talking at a break. Your Department are in my families prayers also. Hug your family and kiss their heads, they will need comfort also to calm their fears.

Deputy John Latour
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

July 25, 2008

Though I never knew you, you are my brother. And to put yourself in front of our other brothers showed your selfless dedication. Your sacrifice will never be in vain. My prayers to you fallen brother and to your family.

Officer J Jordan #507
Temple PD, Temple, TX

July 25, 2008

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