For Immediate Release
July 22, 2009
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
FALLEN OFFICER MEMORIAL DEDICATION
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Today marks the one-year anniversary of the agency's first in-the-line-of-duty death. Deputy Tony Forgione was killed during an operation involving the Special Response Team. In April, Deputy Skip York and Deputy Burt Lopez died at the hands of a domestic violence suspect they were attempting to apprehend.
Sheriff Ed Spooner says the new Memorial is designed to not only pay tribute to their sacrifices, but also to serve as a daily reminder of their dedication to serving Okaloosa County residents.
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