Ohio Department of Natural Resources ● Line of Duty Death: February 23, 2021

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Officer Jason Lagore died in the line of duty on February 23, 2021, when he suffered a medical emergency during a rescue attempt of two children who fell through the ice of Rocky Fork Lake.

Officer Lagore was a dedicated officer, having served 15 years with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. He was responsible for the first ODNR K-9 academy, led the Division of Parks and Watercraft K-9 training program, and was well respected across the state for his expertise working with K-9s.

Lagore is survived by his wife, Michelle, and his two children.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation has paid off the mortgage on the Lagore family’s home as part of its 2021 Season of Hope initiative.