Florida police officer, 26, dies two months after he was shot in the head during traffic stop

 A Florida police officer has died nearly two months after he was shot in the head during a traffic stop. 

Jason Raynor, 26, died on Tuesday following complications from a gunshot wound to the head, his colleagues at the Daytona Beach Police Department said.

Raynor was wounded during a June 23 traffic stop by 29-year-old  Othal Wallace, police said.  

Daytona Beach Police officer Jason Raynor, 26, died on Tuesday following complications from a gunshot wound to the head

Daytona Beach Police officer Jason Raynor, 26, died on Tuesday following complications from a gunshot wound to the head

In a statement, Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young said Raynor died surrounded by family

In a statement, Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young said Raynor died surrounded by family

Raynor had been with the Daytona Police for three years and previously served with the Port Orange Police Department.

In a statement, Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young said Raynor died surrounded by family. 


'Jason's sacrifice will never be forgotten,' Chief Young said.    

After the shooting, Port Orange Police called officer Raynor 'exemplary' and said he earned an award of achievement for being one of three officers who helped talk a woman down from jumping off a bridge. 

'Officer Raynor's on the job accolades are surpassed only by his jovial spirit and genuine concern for his brothers and sisters and the communities he serves,' the department said on Facebook

Raynor had been with the Daytona Police for three years and previously served with the Port Orange Police Department

Raynor had been with the Daytona Police for three years and previously served with the Port Orange Police Department

His shooter Othal Wallace, 29, (pictured)  was arrested 56 hours after the shooting near Atlanta following a multi-state manhunt, clickorlando.com reported

His shooter Othal Wallace, 29, (pictured)  was arrested 56 hours after the shooting near Atlanta following a multi-state manhunt, clickorlando.com reported

His alleged shooter Wallace was arrested 56 hours after the shooting near Atlanta following a multi-state manhunt, clickorlando.com reported. 

He remains jailed in Volusia County on a charge of attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer to which he has plead not guilty. 

GoFundMe set up for the family has received over 5,000 donations, raising over $375,000.  

Raynor's family remained hopeful he would recover after a surgery last week and asked for prayers. 

'We ask for the continued prayers and thoughts and thank those of you who have shown support in so many ways,' they said in a statement.

Chief Young said that the shooting was 'heartbreaking' for the department, Clickorlando.com reported. 

'I'm extremely heartbroken,' Young said. 'We work extremely hard to try to change the narrative so that we do not have the issues that you see in other areas of the country as it pertains to law enforcement and the communities that we serve.' 

'I want to assure my residents, the residents of this city, that even though we are hurt, and even though we are heartbroken, if you need us, we will be there,' Young added.  

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