Police Officer Jared Forsyth was accidentally shot and killed while participating in firearms training at the Lowell Correctional Institution's firing range on NW Gainesville Road at approximately 3:00 pm.
A firearm was accidentally discharged during the training and the round struck Officer Forsyth in the side of his chest, between the panels of his vest. He was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to the wound approximately two hours later.
Officer Forsyth had served with the Ocala Police Department for three years.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Chief Greg Graham
Ocala Police Department
402 S. Pine Avenue
Ocala, FL 34471
Phone: (352) 369-7000
WFTV: Ocala Officer Dies after Accidental Shooting during Firearms Training