Deputy Anthony Forgione
Okaloosa County Florida
End of Watch: Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Tour of Duty: 3 years
Badge Number: 245
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and killed
Deputy Anthony Forgione was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect who had escaped from custody while at a local hospital for a mental evaluation.
The suspect had returned to his childhood home and barricaded himself inside. Negotiators attempted to talk him out of the home. The SRT team entered the home after the negotiators failed to receive a response from inside. As the team entered, the suspect opened fire and killed Deputy Forgione. Other deputies inside the home returned fire and killed the suspect.
Deputy Forgione had served with the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office for three years and had previously served with the Fort Walton Beach Police Department. He is survived by his Brother Joe, wife and two young daughters.
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