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Thank you to everyone that showed up in suppport of fallen Officer Jared Forsyth! Very special thank you to Ocala Police Department, Marion County Sheriff's Office, Florida Highway Patrol, 102.3 My Country, Harley-Davidson of Ocala and Kerr's Wing House Ocala for the hospitality!


Police Officer Jared Forsyth was accidentally shot and killed while participating in firearms training at the Lowell Correctional Institution's firing range on NW Gainesville Road at approximately 3:00 pm.

A firearm was accidentally discharged during the training and the round struck Officer Forsyth in the side of his chest, between the panels of his vest. He was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to the wound approximately two hours later.

Officer Forsyth had served with the Ocala Police Department for three years.




Shawn Kloter of Ruskin wins BTLS Foundation raffle at Elder Ford!

(BTLS Staff) RUSKIN – Shawn Kloter of Ruskin is a happy man these days! On Saturday the Bay area resident’s name was drawn from over 6,000 entries in the annual Bubba the Love Sponge Foundation’s annual vehicle raffle. The event was held at Elder Ford in Tampa.

“It’s amazing, I’ve never won anything this before,” Shawn explained during Monday’s BTLS broadcast. “I went and did a test drive with the Mustang – it was incredible, I was totally in love with that car – and I filled out all the paperwork. This couldn’t have come at a better time for me.”

Two months ago the engine in his Chevrolet Blazer blew up so Kloter has been toiling around in a used car he got on the cheap from a family member.

In the end Kloter decided to take the prize money.

“I spent a couple days thinking about it, but unfortunately I decided with the taxes and insurance, financially it wasn’t going to work,” he said. “It kills me not to take [the Mustang]. There’s no way I thought I would, this is insane.”

Kloter purchased eight chances for $40, not a bad investment. All proceeds from the raffle goes to the BTLS Foundation.

Thank you for visiting The Bubba the Love Sponge® Foundation web site. We invite you to visit BTLS Foundation Website for our upcoming events. You may also make a donation here.

The Bubba the Love Sponge® Foundation was established as a 501(3)(C) Florida charity in late 2008 by syndicated and radio host Bubba the Love Sponge® Clem as a community awareness and donations vehicle that supports worthy causes and victims.

Bikes for Badges Day, Charleston, SC Oct 2014 at Wild Buffalo Steakhouse with Bubba the Love Sponge by Chad Dolbier


700 bikers attend 'Bikes for Badges' benefit ride for slain Charleston Co. deputy - Click to watch the video!



Community supports fallen deputy's family - Click to watch the video!



Bubba's Bikes for Badges 2014 - YouTube Video by Kay G


Ocala, Florida - Bikers by the hundreds join in benefit for I-75 victims

thumb bildeBy Austin L. Miller
Ocala Star Banner Staff writer

( ZUBER — Hundreds of bikers turned out Saturday for Bikes for Badges, a charity motorcycle event held at Bubba Raceway Park, with proceeds from the showcase going to the families of three people killed on the side of Interstate 75 several months ago.

Escorted by Marion County sheriff's deputies and Ocala Police Department officers on motorcycles from the raceway park at 9050 NW Gainesville Road in Zuber around mid-morning, bikers rode through various Marion County communities for one hour, before returning to the point of origination. read more at