May 11, 2012

 “FMPD to Host Memorial”

 On Monday, May 14th at 6:00 a.m. the Fort Myers Police Department will host a candlelight vigil honoring Fort Myers Police Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The ceremony coincides with National Police Week, May 13th – 19th, a time when the entire nation remembers the brave men and women who have died protectingAmerica’s cities, towns, neighborhoods, residents and visitors.

 The ceremony will take place at FMPD headquarters located at2210 Widman Way, in-front of the Law Enforcement Memorial, which pays tribute to the following fallen officers:  Officer Andrew Widman, Officer Phillip Lebid, Officer Daniel Starks, Detective Mark Bolhouse, Sergeant Logan Scott, Lieutenant Matthew Hisler, K-9 Rosco and K-9 Konig.

 Thousands of law enforcement officers put their lives at great risk to protect others each day. National Police Week is a time to pause and reflect on their incredible sacrifices.  Citizens and members of the media are welcome to join us as we respect, honor and remember those who have died in the line of duty.

 Shelly Flynn
Public Information Officer