07/22/2008

Fla. sheriff's deputy killed during standoff

Officer Down: Deputy Sheriff Anthony Forgione

By Robbyn Brooks
Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — Okaloosa County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Forgione was shot and killed Tuesday morning as he tried to apprehend a man who escaped from the hospital. His shooter is also dead.

Forgione was 33 years old and had two daughters, 5 and 10. Thursday would have marked his three-year anniversary with the Sheriff''s Office. He''d previously worked for the Fort Walton Beach Police Department.

The shooter was 47-year-old Mark Rohlman, one of six brothers who grew up in the same Plymouth Avenue house he died in Tuesday morning, according to neighbors.

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