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Natural Resources Officer Jason Scott Lagore

Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Division of State Parks and Watercraft, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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Reflections for Natural Resources Officer Jason Scott Lagore

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Natural Resources Officer Jason Lagore of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Division of State Parks and Watercraft, Ohio and the additional 51 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

February 23, 2022

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Retired Fire Lt. Frank J Corasaniti II
Baltimore City Fire Department

August 22, 2021

Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and the natural resources of Ohio. May your journey be through calm waters, peaceful woods, and serene lands. Rest easy brother; we'll take it from here.

Warden Nathan Cristofori
Department of Marine & Environmental Affairs
Division of Natural Resources
Plymouth, MA

August 11, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Natural Resources Officer Jason Lagore on their tragic loss while he was in the line of duty. May our Lord give them the needed comfort and strength they need during this difficult time. Thank you Natural Resources Officer Jason Lagore for your service and dedication to your community. Rest in peace to our brother in blue.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

April 2, 2021

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

March 23, 2021

Officer Lagore,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

March 14, 2021

Rest Now Brother

Officer Shannon Yates
Collins Police Department (MS)

March 13, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 10, 2021

We are deeply saddened by the news of Officer Jason Lagore. . Our most sincere condolences.

Anne Hunsinger
UPOA

March 4, 2021

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 2, 2021

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

March 2, 2021

Prayers of comfort and peace for the family and friends of Officer Lagore. I am so sorry for your loss.

Pam
Wife of Lt. Kevin Clyde Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

February 27, 2021

Officer Lagore, you were a true hero, risking your life to save another. Your reward in heaven will be abundant. May our good Lord immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

February 27, 2021

May his soul forever rest in peace.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

February 27, 2021

I am sorry for your loss loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Retired Fire Lieutenant Frank J Corasan
Baltimore City Fire Department

February 27, 2021

Thank you for your service and rest in peace Officer Lagore. God bless you for the sacrifice you gave. My condolences are to your family, friends, and coworkers at Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Rest easy brother, we will take it from here.

Ephesians 6:10 "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might."

Ranger Logan Glessner
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

February 26, 2021

Thank you for your service and rest in peace Officer Lagore. God bless you for the sacrifice you gave. My condolences are to your family, friends, and coworkers at Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Rest easy brother, we will take it from here.

Ephesians 6:10 "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might."

Ranger Logan Glessner
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

February 26, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Natural Resources Officer, Jason Lagore, from complications of a medical issue. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Natural Resources Officer succumbs due to a medical issue. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

February 26, 2021

Rest in peace brother... May god bless and watch over his family and dept during these tough times.

Sergeant Rikki Ruggerio
Loris Police

February 26, 2021

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

February 26, 2021

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Lagore and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Division of State Parks and Watercraft during this time. Thank you, Officer Lagore, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

February 26, 2021

Rest in Peace Officer Lagore. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

February 26, 2021

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the tragic death of Officer Lagore.

Chip Nowlin
President
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

February 26, 2021

Requiescat in Pacem

Sergeant Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

February 26, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Natural Resources Officer Jason Lagore and the extended law enforcement family of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Division of State Parks and Watercraft.


End of Watch Tuesday, February 23, 2021.


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

February 26, 2021

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