Daytona Beach Police Department, Florida
End of Watch Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Police Officer Jason Raynor succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained on June 20th, 2021, while he was investigating a suspicious vehicle.
He noticed the vehicle parked near an apartment building in the 100 block of Kingston Avenue at about 8:50 pm. One of the occupants exited the vehicle and then suddenly pushed Officer Raynor. During the ensuing struggle, the subject shot Officer Raynor in the head.
The man fled to Atlanta, Georgia, where he was arrested three days later. He was extradited to Florida and charged with attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer prior to Officer Raynor’s death.
Officer Raynor had served with the Daytona Beach Police Department for two years and had previously served with the Port Orange Police Department for three years. He is survived by his mother and sister.