The Lee County Sheriff’s Office will honor our county's fallen officers at the 2013 Law Enforcement Memorial Service Wednesday, May 15 at 9:00 a.m. The ceremony will take place in front of the headquarters facilty located at 14750 Six-Mile Cypress Parkway in Fort Myers. The ceremony coincides with National Peace Officers Memorial Week, a time when the entire nation remembers the brave men and women who have died protecting us.
Those lovingly remembered for their dedication to duty and citizens of Lee County are:
•Lieutenant Matthew Hisler - January 3, 1930 (FMPD)
•Trooper Joseph Bertrand - December 22, 1967 (FHP)
•Deputy Richard Eva - February 12, 1972 (LCSO)
•Deputy Michael Yahl - March 13, 1976 (LCSO)
•Deputy Lynn Hall - April 11, 1979 (LCSO)
•Sergeant Logan Scott - April 3, 1981 (FMPD)
•Corporal Ronnie Fewell - March 16, 1983 (LCSO)
•Detective Mark Bolhouse - January 19, 1988 (FMPD)
•Corporal Alfredo Banos - January 30, 2001 (LCSO)
•Deputy Michael Shostak - November 8, 2001 (LCSO)
•Officer Daniel Starks - October 25, 2003 (FMPD)
•Corporal Patrick Healey - May 13, 2004 (LCSO)
•Officer Phillip Lebid - November 22, 2004 (FMPD)
•Deputy Margena Nunez - October 22, 2006 (LCSO)
•Officer Andrew Widman - July 18, 2008 (FMPD)
These officers served their community with integrity and courage. They made the ultimate sacrifice and remind us safety in our county, cities, communities and neighborhoods does not come without a cost.
The public is cordially invited to attend. The ceremony will include a memorial address by Sheriff Mike Scott. Lee County Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass is scheduled to read the proclamation. A multi-agency Honor Guard will provide the "Presentation of Colors." Local recording artist Dallas will perform the National Anthem and "Watch Over Those Who Watch Over Me." The service will include a 21 gun salute, the playing of Taps, performance of "Amazing Grace" by the Harp and Thistle Pipe Band and a helicopter flyover.
Media inquiries are directed to the Public Information Officer at (239) 477-1340.