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Lee County Sheriff’s Office to honor fallen officers at ceremony

By Staff | May 13, 2009

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office will host its annual service to honor the county’s fallen officers at 9 a.m. today at 14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway.
The ceremony coincides with National Peace Officers Memorial Week, a time when the nation remembers the brave men and women who have died protecting us.
Those being remembered and the date they died:
— Lt. Matthew Hisler — Jan. 3, 1930
— Trooper Joseph Bertrand — Dec. 22, 1967
— Deputy Richard Eva — Feb. 12, 1972
— Deputy Michael Yahl — March 13, 1976
— Deputy Lynn Hall — April 11, 1979
— Sgt. Laroy Scott — April 3, 1981
— Corporal Ronnie Fewell — March 16, 1983
— Detective Mark Bolhouse — Jan. 19, 1988
— Corporal Alfredo Banos — Jan. 30, 2001
— Deputy Michael Shostak — Nov. 8, 2001
— K-9 Alko — April 20, 2003
— Officer Daniel Starks — Oct. 25, 2003
— Corporal Patrick Healey — May 13, 2004
— Deputy Margena Nunez — Oct. 22, 2006
— Officer Andrew Widman — July 18, 2008
The officers, serving the community with integrity and courage, made the ultimate sacrifice and remind residents that safety in local neighborhoods does not come without a cost.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.