The Fort Myers Police Foundation will host the “Men & Women in Blue of the Year” event on Saturday, January 23, 2015 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Myers. The appreciation dinner honors the outstanding public service of the brightest stars of the Fort Myers Police Department and other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

FMPD retirements for 2015 will also be recognized. More than 60 officers will be honored during the event. “These men and women put themselves at risk each and every day to make our community safe and we think they deserve an evening of recognition and thanks,” said Larry Romano, president of the Fort Myers Police Foundation. “We hope the community will join us in thanking these public servants in blue for all they do for us.”

Individual tickets are $100 and tables of eight are $750. All funds raised by the foundation go towards purchasing life-saving equipment for the FMPD.

Established in 2014, the foundation’s goal is to help build a stronger bond between the community and the Police Department. Since its formation, the 501(c)3 nonprofit has raised $150,000 that has gone toward purchasing medical kits for patrol cars, ballistic shields, electronic ear protection for shooting ranges and a firearms training simulator.

Sponsorships from $100 to $10,000 are available. For more information visit or call Paul Fratello at 610-470-0049.

Lieutenant Victor Medico
Public Information Officer
Fort Myers Police Department
2210 Widman Way
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
(239) 321-7748