Who is Jason Lagore? Bio, Wiki, Age, Drowning Incident, Teen Dead Details

Jason Lagore Bio/Wiki

After an attempted lake rescue in a state park in Highland County, an Ohio Department of Natural Resources officer named Jason Lagore died from a medical emergency Wednesday morning.

After falling through the ice Tuesday evening into the water at Rocky Fork State Park, a 16-year-old girl died, and a 13-year-old boy was hospitalized.


He was 38 years old and the teen girl was 16 years old.

Drowning Incident Full Details

Two individuals fell through the ice in the park shortly before 6:30 p.m., the television station reported, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

The girl died while she was able to swim to the shore with a 13-year-old boy. Paint Creek Joint EMS & Fire District Public Affairs Officer, Branden Jackman, told WCPO he was being treated for hypothermia.

WHIO announced that the body of a teenage girl whose name was not released had been retrieved by divers hours after she fell through the ice.

Our Dive and Sonar team responded last evening to the tragic event where Officer Lagore died from a medical emergency….

Posted by Loveland Symmes Fire Department on Wednesday, 24 February 2021


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Lagore was taken to Highland District Hospital by first responders, where he died, ODNR spokesperson Stephanie O’Grady told WCPO. Lagopre worked for 15 years for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Lagore was named by members of the Loveland Symmes Fire Department as the officer who died, WKYC reported.


Investigators have not said what kind of medical emergency Lagore might have faced, stating only that after the emergency occurred, he dropped from the dock into the water.

Mary Mertz, Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, said in a statement, “Our hearts are with the family and loved ones of Officer Jason Lagore, who died in the line of duty last night, Our law enforcement officers and their families carry a unique and challenging burden of responsibilities, and we are deeply grateful for their service.”

In honor of Lagore’s service, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at government buildings in Highland County and others in Columbus, WHIO announced.

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