April 8, 2015

Jared Forsyth - Law Enforcement Fatality - Ocala, Florida

Jared Forsyth
Police Officer Jared Forsyth, age 33, died in the line of duty on April 6, 2015, at a firing range at the Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala, Florida.

Officer Forsyth was a member of the Ocala Police Department. He had 3 years of service with the department.

Jared was participating in firearms training. At approximately 3:00 p.m., a firearm was accidentally discharged and struck Jared in the arm and chest, between the panels of his protective vest. 

Jared was rushed to a nearby hospital where tragically he passed away two hours later. 

The circumstances of his death are under investigation. 

Michael, Archangel, Patron
Saint of the Police, pray for
Jared and for those who have
lost him.
After high school Jared had worked in security while studying for a criminal justice degree.  He spent several years as a deputy jailer for the Orleans County Sheriff's Department in New York State before landing a full time job with the Ocala Police Department.

The Ocala Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. Jared is described as a great guy who had a sense of humor.  He was a professional and served his community well. He will be forever remembered.

Jared's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He had wanted to be a cop since he was a young kid. They describe him as a happy man who loved people and loved what he was doing. They are very proud of him. He will be forever mourned.

Jared is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his mother, Amy Forsyth Juliano; his father; and his step-father.

Thank you for your service to the community, Jared. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that Jared is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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