Volusia County

Challenge coins being collected for Daytona Beach police officer shot in the head on duty

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.

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.