Daytona Beach police officer shot in head facing ‘slow’ recovery, family says

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jason Raynor, the 26-year-old Daytona Beach police officer who was shot in the head in June, remains in critical condition almost two months later, his family said.

“Jason’s recovery is slow and the extensive injuries will take months and possibly years to recover from,” the family said in a statement tweeted by the Daytona Beach Police Department. “We ask for the continued prayers and thoughts and thank those of you who have shown support in so many ways.”

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Raynor was shot in the head in late June by suspected gunman Othal Wallace, while Raynor was responding to a suspicious incident near Kingston Avenue in Daytona Beach.

A short time later, Raynor’s radio communication went silent. When officers arrived on scene they found the officer shot on the ground.

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A GoFundMe to help support Raynor’s recovery is nearing its $450,000 goal. Click here to donate.

Officers tracked Wallace down in Georgia three days later and brought him back to Daytona Beach, where he is facing attempted murder charges.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

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