Correctional Officer Darla Lathrem, 38, became the first female correctional officer in Florida history to be killed in the line of duty on June 11, 2003 when she was murdered during an escape attempt at Charlotte C.I.
Saturday, May 26, 2012 – Defenders LE MC 6th Annual Darla Lathrem Fallen Heroes BBQ & Poker Run. Starts & Ends at Punta Gorda American Legion. Registration 11am, 1st bike out 11:30am (open to bikes & vehicles). $10 per bike/vehicle, $5 per passenger. Prizes & Drawing at 3pm, Best Hand, Worst Hand. BBQ: Dinner Tickets $8 (kids under 8 eat free). Doors open 11am, serving from Noon to 3pm. BBQ Pulled Pork Dinnner, Beverages available. Music, 50/50 Drawing, Raffles, Door Prizes, Miami Speedway Nascar Package Raffle. Music by Nexxlevel.