LCSO Congratulates Rotary Club of Fort Myers South "2018 Officer of the Year" Finalists


The Law and Order Ball is an annual event honoring all branches of law enforcement in Lee County, Florida.  This black-tie optional event features hors d’oeuvres, dinner, awards, silent and live auctions, and entertainment.

Proceeds benefit the community through the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Foundation (a 501(c)3 non-profit) and law enforcement youth programs.

Each year, the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South initially selects nominees for “Officer of the Year” from seven of Lee County’s law enforcement agencies. 

Nominees are carefully selected for their outstanding dedication to the community and “must consistently go beyond the call of duty, as characterized by serving as a role model for others, the totality of their contribution to the agency and community throughout the year, and extraordinary actions considered beyond their expected job responsibilities.”

This year’s list, which consisted of 12 distinguished law enforcement officers, was reduced to five finalists and includes East District’s Deputy Sheriff First Class, Michael Truscott, and Sergeant Sylvester “Sly” Smalls from Central District.

Sly Smalls

The “2018 Officer of the Year” will be selected at this year’s Law and Order Ball to be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Germain Arena.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is extremely proud of both Sergeant Smalls and Deputy First Class Truscott and is grateful for all of the extraordinary work that they do in our community!

Law enforcement officers interested in purchasing tickets to the event should contact either or .

Family and friends wishing to purchase tickets and/or place program ads offering congratulatory messages should visit .