Death of our son-in-law, Tony

Due to the death of our son-in-law, Anthony Forgione, we have been in Florida for the last week.  Tony was a Deputy Sheriff of Okaloosa County in Northwest Florida.  He was killed in the line of duty entering the abandoned childhood home of a man who had escaped from the psychiatric ward of a local hospital.  The Sheriff’s department ordered the home to be entered as they wanted to make sure the man had not harmed himself.  He was armed with a shotgun.  When the SWAT team Tony was a member of entered the building, the armed man fired once killing our son-in-law and then mortally shot himself.

Tony was a wonderful son-in-law and is now resting with Jesus and God the Father.

The funeral service for Tony was attended by family and friends, police officers, deputy sheriffs, firemen and emergency medical specialists.  There were over 2,000 in attendance.

We thank you for your prayers for our daughter, Jessica, and her two daughters, Caitlin (10) and Cassie (5) and Tony’s mother, step-father, sister and two brothers.

We will return to Finland on or about the 19th of August.  Our first meetings to bring the love of God through the Gospel of Jesus Christ  will begin in Oulu on Sunday 24 August.

We are grateful for your support in this difficult time.

Kevin & Debby Martin


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