Local fallen officers to be honored at Fort Myers memorial ceremony

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LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Law enforcement officers that made the ultimate sacrifice will be remembered this week during a memorial ceremony in downtown Fort Myers.

The Lee County Fallen Officer Memorial Ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 13 at 9 a.m. at Centennial Park located at 2000 West First Street.

The annual service coincides with National Police Week, an observance that pays tribute to the local, state and Federal peace officers who have died in the line of duty.

To date, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office has lost 9 deputies (including a canine) to line-of-duty deaths. The Fort Myers Police Department has lost 7 officers (including a canine) and the Florida Highway Patrol has lost one trooper.

“It is appropriate and fitting that we remember the fallen heroes who stood as the last line of defense between good and evil,” said Sheriff Mike Scott.

The ceremony will include a presentation by local honor guards, a roll call of heroes, a law enforcement vessel display, a fly-over and various exhibits to help honor our local fallen heroes and their families.

The public is encouraged to attend.

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