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Jason Lagore
Jason Lagore

ODNR Officer Jason Lagore

Jason Lagore was an Ohio Department of Natural Resources officer who died from a medical emergency Wednesday morning after an attempted lake rescue in a state park in Highland County. A 16-year-old girl died after falling through the ice Tuesday evening into the water at Rocky Fork State Park, and a 13-year-old boy was hospitalized, according to reports. The park is about 64 miles northeast of downtown Cincinnati.

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He has been with the department for 15 years.

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Jackman said they called in additional units from Hamilton and Franklin counties to help. “The water was 36 degrees. Ya know, you look at water and think, ‘It’s just water.’ The 36-degree water is no different than a three-story house fire. They’ll both kill you just as quick,” Jackman said.

The 16-year-old’s body was recovered about four-and-a-half hours later. The coroner said she drowned.

He is waiting until all of her family members are notified before he releases her name. It took more than four hours before emergency crews found the girl, who had been trapped under the ice, officials said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers responded at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to the park on a report of two people who fell through the ice into the lake.

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Sometime during the rescue-recovery mission, Lahore fell in the water after suffering a medical emergency. First responders tried to save him. He died at the hospital. The Highland County Coroner said preliminary results indicate LaGore had a heart attack.

Jason Lagore Death

The officer died at Highland District Hospital in Hillsboro, according to a release. Details about his medical condition were not provided.

Loveland Symmes Fire Department reported the agency had a dive and sonar team at the lake Tuesday night in a Facebook ode to officer Lagore.

“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.”

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He led the division of parks and watercraft K-9 training program for ODNR where dogs are used to sniff out scents over the water. Lagore was described as a lifelong dog lover assigned to the department’s Southwest Ohio Park and Watercraft District, according to a 2017 Columbus Dispatch story.

Lagore is survived by his wife Michelle, his two young sons, and his K-9 partner, Sarge. He enjoyed history, vacations with family, and deer and turkey hunting.

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