For Immediate Release
July 22, 2008
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
OCSO OFFICER KILLED IN
LINE-OF- DUTY IDENTITY RELEASED
Deputy Sheriff Anthony "Tony" Forgione
Donations can be made to Deputy Forgione's
family at the "Deputy Sheriff Anthony Forgione Benefit Account" at any Beach
Donations can be made to Deputy Forgione's family at the "Deputy Sheriff Anthony Forgione Benefit Account" at any Beach Community Bank.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is grieving the loss of a deputy who was killed early Tuesday morning in the line-of-duty. 33-year old Deputy Anthony “Tony” Forgione of Niceville was hired on July 17, 2005 and is a former Fort Walton Beach Police Officer. He is survived by a wife and two young daughters.
Sheriff Charlie Morris says “We are all simply devastated and are rallying around each other to cope with this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families. And I want to express my gratitude to the community for all their offers of support for the Forgione family and this agency.”
Deputy Forgione was shot and killed at 331 Plymouth Avenue in Fort Walton Beach by a subject inside the home. Forgione entered the house along with other members of the Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team. The subject inside, 47-year old Mark Reed Rohlman of Navarre, was shot by officers and died at the scene.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will be conducting an investigation.
Sheriff Charlie Morris will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. at the Shalimar Administration Building.
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