‘Modern family’ dad: Family remembers fallen Naples police officer

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Jeff Reidy, a Naples police officer, poses with his family on a recent trip. Reidy died in an off-duty vehicle crash on Feb. 18.

Jennifer and Jeff Reidy were in the process of adopting a fifth child. Now, Jennifer will lay her soulmate to rest on Saturday.

The Naples Police sergeant, 41, was killed in an off-duty crash in Lee County on Feb. 18. The father of five was a 10-year veteran at the department.

Jennifer met Reidy when she was 15. They got married two years later and grew what their daughter Rylin called a “modern family.”

“Everyone calls us a modern family because we have sibling kids and sibling dogs,” Rylin said.

Jennifer, a nurse at NCH, said she always worried about her husband getting hurt in the line of duty.

“And then here we are,” she said.

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