My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer Jason Raynor – the Daytona Beach Police Department officer who was shot nearly two months ago – has succumbed to his injury.
Heartbreaking news to share: More than a month after being shot in the head on patrol in Daytona Beach, Officer Jason Raynor has died. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Very sad news tonight with the passing of Daytona Beach officer Jason Raynor. Officer Raynor was shot on June 23rd.
With the blessing of his family, we regret to inform you that the Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) officer who was shot and killed nearly two months ago was seriously injured.
Officer Jason Raynor passed away at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach at 8:09 a.m. tonight (August 17, 2021) with his family by his side.
“Now more than ever, we ask everyone to remember the Raynor family and the Daytona Beach Police Department at this devastating time, and pray that God will give us all the strength to survive this senseless tragedy,” said DBPD . Chief of Police Yakari Young. “Jason’s sacrifice will never be forgotten.”
Director Yang thanked all those who expressed love and support on behalf of his family. He now, he asks the public, including members of the media, to respect his desire for privacy when they cry for their loved ones.
“We ask anyone who wants to express their condolences or make donations or do something on behalf of the Raynor family to contact the police station rather than going directly to them,” Yang added. “We hope this will ease some of your burdens.”
Officer Jason Raynor became the 10th DBPD officer to perform his duties. Prior to this, the last DBPD police officer to be injured while on patrol was Kevin Fischer in 1998. The last police officer to die from the injuries while on duty was Thomas Kurt, who was injured in a training exercise. in 2018.
The life celebration and funeral arrangements for Officer Raynor have yet to be determined. Once confirmed, we will let everyone know via our website, social media channels, and the DBPD smartphone app.
The Raynor family will not be conducting interviews at this time and neither will anyone associated with DBPD. We appreciate your understanding of it.