Officials and Law Enforcement Agencies Across the State, Including Kenton, Pay Tribute to Fallen ODNR Officer

Posted on February 25, 2021

An officer with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources died in the line of duty this past Tuesday night.

Officer Jason Lagore died while attempting to rescue two teenagers who had fallen through the ice on a lake in Highland County. 

He was a dedicated officer, having served 15 years with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and was responsible for the first ODNR K-9 academy, led the Division of Parks and Watercraft K-9 training program, and was well respected by law enforcement agencies across the state.

City of Kenton officials stated that their thoughts and prayers go out to his family and brothers and sisters in blue. 

Officer Lagore became part of the Kenton Community when he put in countless hours to assist in a time of need. 

He played a huge part in the search for a missing toddler in 2020 here in Kenton and his assistance will always be appreciated.

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