Officer Jason Lagore died in the line of duty Wednesday morning after an attempted rescue of a 16-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy.
Officer Lagore was a 15 year veteran of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. He led the K-9 unit for the division of parks and watercraft. He was the first K-9 unit for the ODNR.
Tuesday, Officer Lagore responded to a call of 2 kids who had fallen through the ice at Rocky Fork State Park. The 13-year-old boy was able to escape and is being treated for hypothermia. Still, his condition is unknown. the 16-year-old girl was unresponsive when divers recovered her body four hours later, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Loveland Symmes Fire Department posted about the event saying, “Our Dive and Sonar team responded last evening to the tragic event where Officer Lagore died from a medical emergency. Our prayers to all involved in this most tragic event.
“Our hearts are with the family and loved ones of Officer Jason Lagore, who died in the line of duty last night,” said ODNR Director Mary Mertz. “Our law enforcement officers and their families carry a unique and challenging burden of responsibilities, and we are deeply grateful for their service.”
We will keep you updated as soon as more information is availible.