Officer Jason S. Lagore, 36, of Clarksville, Ohio passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2021 in Highland County, Ohio. His wife, Michelle Lagore, survives. They were married October 6, 2007. He was born April 12, 1984, son of Sharon K. Lutz Poole of Chillicothe, Ohio and the late Paul H. Lagore. He was a graduate of Zane Trace High School and received his associate’s degree from Hocking College in wildlife management.
Officer Lagore began his law enforcement career with the Mount Sterling Police Department and then began working as a Parks and Watercraft Officer with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in 2005. He was currently assigned to Cowan Lake, Caesar Creek, and the Little Miami Bike Trail. In 2011 Officer Lagore began working as a K-9 handler and had been partnered with K-9s Ranger, who is preceded in death, and his current partner, Sarge. He was responsible for the first ODNR K-9 Academy and also led the Division of Parks & Watercraft K-9 Training Program.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and outdoor activities. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife and mother, Jason is survived by two sons, Fynn Lagore and Henry Lagore; a brother, Paul Thomas (Eliza) Lagore of Chillicothe, Ohio; mother-in-law, Lorna Dozmati of Wilmington, Ohio; father-in-law, Brett Dozmati of Alexandria, Ohio; and his grandmother, Julie Lutz of Circleville, Ohio.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Bible Baptist Church, 55 Megan Drive, Wilmington, Ohio 45177. A funeral service with Chaplain Jeff Tipton and Pastor Josh Dixon officiating will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Bible Baptist Church. Burial with full law enforcement honors will follow in Miami Cemetery, Corwin, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Officer Lagore’s memory may be made to the Ohio Law Enforcement K-9 Association, P.O. Box 104, New Lebanon, Ohio 45345.
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