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

I did not know Deputy Forgione, however, it saddens my heart just the same to see someone who went beyond the call of serving and protecting his family, to serve and protect those in his community, and then loose his life at the hands of the ones he vowed to protect. My thoughts and prayers are with his family as well as the family of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. May God bless you and comfort you.

Deputy Pricetta Moore
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

July 22, 2008

God Speed Officer Forgione. Our thoughts and prayers go to your family and department.

Police Officer Scott Korhonen
Chicago Police Department

July 22, 2008

This is a devastating week for law enforcement in Florida. Deputy Forgione is the second officer in one week to be shot and killed in Florida. He gave the ultimate sacrifice and for this, he will never be forgotten. Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay his life down for his brother. Rest in peace Dep. FOrgione, we'll take it from here.

10-42 eternally

Sergeant Joshua MacDonald
Kwajalein Police Department, Marshall Islands

July 22, 2008

Rest In Peace Brother.............


July 22, 2008

Deputy Forgione Rest in Peace.

C.O.Stephen D. Celestino
Westchester County Dept. of Correction, NY

July 22, 2008

Rest in Peace Deputy Forgione. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family and fellow officers. Thank you for being a hero that we can all look up to with respect and admiration. You will not be forgotten. We will take it from here.

Craig Dabroski
LEO Dad - Howard County and Baltimore County, MD

July 22, 2008

I am so very sorry for your loss.


July 22, 2008

God Bless you Brother. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

TFC T. D. Hinson # 310
Georgia State Patrol

July 22, 2008

God Bless you Brother. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

TFC T. D. Hinson # 310
Georgia State Patrol

July 22, 2008

The thoughts and prayers from myself and my family go out to the family and friends of this brave officer who was taking the point in this on going battle between good and evil. The loss of this officer is devistating. Be with God.

Detective John Campbell
Chicago Police Department

July 22, 2008

Sleep easy with God, Anthony. We thank you for your Service, Sir. You will NEVER be forgotten.

Sr. Corporal Trey Pellizzari
Texas Dept of Public Safety/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement--Rockwall

July 22, 2008

My thoughts and prayer's are with you and your family. May you rest in peace Brother.

Motor Officer James M. Brunt
Meredith Police Dept NH

July 22, 2008

Bless you and your family

Rick F.

July 22, 2008

God Bless you for the sacrifice you made sir. You are a hero. Your family, and especially your children, will be in our thoughts and prayers. You will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

July 22, 2008

God bless you and your family Deputy Forgione. You fought the good fight, god wont forget.

Deputy Lambert
Broward Sheriff's Office

July 22, 2008

My sincerest condolences go out to the Forgione family. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Ofc. Brian Muhlbach
Crestview Police Department

July 22, 2008

Our prayers are with you and your family. No one else is as brave as us and no one will ever put themselves in harms way like us and WE WILL NEVER FORGET you for your bravery and will always remain ONE OF US. GOD SPEED MY BROTHER.

Detective Sgt. Don Salo
Glades County Sheriff's Office

July 22, 2008

A very sad day. Thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.

Sgt Bethany Harris
Bay County Sheriff's Office

July 22, 2008

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten....

Detective Edward Carlile
Northfield PD (OH)

July 22, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

July 22, 2008

May God bless the family of Deputy Sheriff Anthony Forgione in this difficult time. Godspeed Brother!

Mark Schilli
DEA-St. Louis

July 22, 2008

Rest in peace Sir, Thank you for your service.

MTS Firefighter

July 22, 2008

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over...

SGT. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia County Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

July 22, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

K9 Officer Tom Summerville Jr
Eutaw Police Department

July 22, 2008

There are no words any of us can say to you that will soften the pain you feel today and will in the future. Coming here to read the reflections left will be hard for a long time, but there will come a time when it will be a comfort to you. You may still cry, but you will know that you are not alone in your grief. There are too many of us who know that grief, but know that we share your loss and you will be remembered in our prayers.

Gloria Prince
Mother of Beaumont Police Officer Lisa Beaulieu
EOW 4/27/2007

Gloria Prince

July 22, 2008

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