DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — When Daytona Beach police officer Jason Raynor was shot in the line of duty last week, his extended law enforcement family started working on a way to show their support.
Lt. Dawn Landry with Abundant Security and Protection Services worked several events with Raynor and said he has a heart of gold.
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“He’s going to need everyone, every ounce of our strength to get him and his family through this,” she said. “And I know he can, because he’s a strong kid.”
She’s collecting challenge coins from departments around the country for him and plans to display the coins on a board to present to his family.
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“It’s going to have Officer Raynor’s full name on it, on it a plaque, and also his badge number,” she said.
She wants it to show Raynor, his mother and sister how much he is loved, respected and appreciated.
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“We hope that it shows him and his family that he’s not alone,” Landry said.
Departments that would like to send in a coin for Raynor can reach out to Channel 9 reporter Lauren Seabrook by email or on social media to be connected with Landry or the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
The #blueline #policefamily is showing support for @DaytonaBchPD Officer Jason Raynor, who was shot in the line of duty last week, by collecting challenge coins in his honor. They want to present him w/ a coin from every state. How each department can help on @WFTV at 4:45/5:45p. pic.twitter.com/pMp6FQDuIq— Lauren Seabrook (@LSeabrookWFTV) June 28, 2021