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LCSO officer resigns after investigation of improper conduct, insubordination

By Staff | Jan 6, 2011

A commanding officer with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office who was under investigation resigned Wednesday.
Capt. Gary Kamp, 45, of Cape Coral submitted his resignation letter in the midst of an internal affairs investigation. John Sheehan, a spokesman for the LCSO, said allegations against Kamp had been substantiated, but he resigned before any disciplinary action could be rendered.
“He did it before any discipline was handed down,” he said.
Kamp could not be reached for comment Thursday.
According to Sheehan, there were three allegations raised against Kamp and all three were substantiated by the investigation. There was one allegation of improper conduct and two allegations of insubordination.
“All of it dealt within the agency,” he said. “It was all internal.”
Though Sheehan did not immediately know the details of the allegations nor when the investigation was opened, he said the investigation took long enough that internal affairs investigators found that “the claims were legitimate.”
The allegations and findings are detailed in an 11-page report.
Kamp started working for the LCSO in October 1989. At the time of his resignation, he was the commander of the Operations and Tactical Support Division. Among his duties, he oversaw the training sessions, emergency services, the warrants division and the Special Operations Unit.
Kamp’s annual salary was $94,221 when he resigned.