Funeral Arrangements For Deputy Tony Forgione

Funeral arrangements have been finalized for an Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputy killed in the line of duty.

Deputy Tony Forgione was shot to death while attempting to arrest a suspect who had escaped from a hospital during a mental evaluation.

Forty-seven-year-old Mark Rohlman barricaded himself inside his home.

Forgione was killed when SWAT team members entered the home. Rohlman was shot and killed by other officers.

Deputy Forgione’s funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday at Niceville Assembly of God Church.

The family will receive visitors at the church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.

A trust fund has been set up for Forgione's widow and two children at Beach Community Bank.


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  • by Melanie Location: Niceville on Jul 26, 2008 at 12:29 PM
    Deputy Forgione will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to the family. He was a wonderful man, let alone a great Deputy.
  • by Brooke Location: niceville on Jul 25, 2008 at 11:27 AM
    I didnt know Tony that well but my dad worked with him for a while i remember when my house burnt down him and Joey helped us out alot though he will be missed alot and i will pray for his family.
  • by scott Location: fort walton beach on Jul 24, 2008 at 11:37 AM
    I knew Toney, He was a stand up guy we went to school at Niceville High that is where i also met his wife Jessica. hy heart goes out to the children and Jessica as well as faimly members that loved him so much he will truely be missed.My prayers go out to everyone
  • by Jo-Ann Location: Crestview Florida on Jul 23, 2008 at 08:56 PM
    Did the suspect shoot the officer? What a coward he is easy way out of all his problems. I don't understand why he was let out of the hospital in the first place. This is terrible these children don't have their father here on earth with them anymore. This guy should of never been let out. A good person and outstanding father gave his life for someone who shouldn't of been allowed to be free.
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