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Ocala Police Officer Jared Forsyth

Ocala Police Department, Florida
End of Watch Monday, April 6, 2015

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.



Thank you to everyone that showed up in support 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!