Volusia County

Community pays respects to Daytona Beach Officer Jason Raynor during funeral procession

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A private funeral to honor the life of Officer Jason Raynor, who was shot in the line of duty nearly two months ago, was held on Monday.

Raynor’s funeral was held at the Peabody Auditorium on Auditorium Boulevard.

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Members of the public were invited Monday afternoon to show their respects during a funeral procession for Raynor.

Members of the community lined up along International Speedway Boulevard from Beach Street to Nova Road to honor Raynor.

Photos: Funeral procession for fallen Daytona Beach Officer Jason Raynor

“It gives me chills to see this support,” Daytona Beach resident Lorraine Lagana said.

Daytona Beach police also held an event last week for the public to show their respects.

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Raynor was shot during a traffic stop on June 23 and spent weeks in the hospital before tragically succumbing to his injuries.

Othal Wallace is charged with first-degree murder in Raynor’s death after an altercation between the two men led to Raynor being shot, according to law enforcement.

In a post on social media, Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said, “Jason Raynor will never be forgotten.”

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While announcing Raynor’s passing in a hospital last week, Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young said, “God decided that it was time for this courageous young man to guard the gates of Heaven.”

An outpouring of support for Raynor and his family has continued to come in from Central Florida as news of his condition was released by police.

Anyone looking to support Raynor’s family can donate to his GoFundMe account.

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