Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Day May 15
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office will host the annual service to honor our county’s fallen officers on Wednesday, May 12, at 9 a.m. The ceremony will he held outside the sheriff’s office headquarters at 14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway.
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 being remembered and the date they died:
Lt. Matthew Hisler – January 3, 1930
Trooper Joseph Bertrand – December 22, 1967
Deputy Richard Eva – February 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 – January 19, 1988
Corporal Alfredo Banos – January 30, 2001
Deputy Michael Shostak – November 8, 2001
K-9 Alko – April 20, 2003
Officer Daniel Starks – October 25, 2003
Corporal Patrick Healey – May 13, 2004
Deputy Margena Nunez – October 22, 2006
Officer Andrew Widman – July 18, 2008
These officers served their community with integrity and courage. They made the ultimate sacrifice, and reminded us that safety in our neighborhoods does not come without a cost, officials said adding the public is invited and encouraged to attend.
In addition, the Fort Myers Police Department will hold a candle light vigil honoring Fort Myers Police Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty on Tuesday, May 11, at 6 a.m.
The ceremony also coincides with National Police Week, May 9t- 15, a time when the entire nation remembers the brave men and women who have died protecting America’s cities, towns, neighborhoods, residents and visitors.
This ceremony will take place at FMPD headquarters at 2210 Widman Way in front of the department’s law enforcement memorial, which pays tribute to fallen officers Andrew Widman, Phillip Lebid, Daniel Starks, Detective Mark Alan Bolhouse, Sergeant Laroy Scott and Lieutenant Matthew Hisler.
Thousands of law enforcement officers put their lives at great risk to protect others everyday. National Police Week is a time to pause and reflect on their incredible sacrifices, FMPD officials said.
Sources: Lee County Sheriff’s Office; Fort Myers Police Department