Florida law enforcement offer condolences after death of Daytona Beach Officer Jason Raynor

Man accused of shooting Raynor is being held in Volusia County jail

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Law enforcement agencies across Florida offered their condolences after the death of Daytona Beach police Officer Jason Raynor.

Raynor, 26, was shot in the head while on duty in June while checking on a suspicious vehicle. The officer was with the police department for about three years.

The man accused of shooting Raynor, Othal Wallace, was caught in a treehouse in Georgia after a 56-hour manhunt. He remains jailed in Volusia County.

After Raynor’s death Tuesday law enforcement throughout Central Florida offered their support to the 26-year-old’s family and his department.

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“Just like this entire community, I feel the same sadness, grief and anger all over again. A young man who had his whole life ahead of him is resting peacefully tonight. Jason Raynor will never be forgotten. As Chief Young said, Officer Raynor is guarding the gates of Heaven. May God watch over his family and every law enforcement officer answering the call. That is all I can ask,” Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said.

“We are grieving with our brothers and sisters of Daytona Beach police tonight. Rest peacefully, Officer Raynor. You will never be forgotten,” the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

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“We are so sorry to hear this. We are keeping the Raynor family and Daytona Beach PD in our prayers as they mourn the passing of Officer Raynor,” DeLand police said in a statement.

“Our hearts are broken as this tragic outcome hits so close to home. We grieve with our brothers and sisters in blue at the Daytona Beach Police Department and our entire Daytona Beach community. The Daytona Beach Fire Department sends our love and prayers to the family of Officer Raynor.”

“Heartbreaking news. Please know, the men and women of the Kissimmee Police Department have the Raynor Family and Daytona Beach police members in our thoughts and prayers,” Kissimmee police said in a statement.

“Sheriff Dennis Lemma and the members of the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office are saddened to learn of the passing of Daytona Beach Police Department Officer Jason Raynor. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family and the Daytona Beach PD at this difficult time,” Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

“Officer Raynor’s sacrifice will never be forgotten,” Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon said.

“Rest in peace, Officer Raynor. You bravely served the citizens of Daytona Beach, and you will never be forgotten,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd wrote.


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