FMPD honors 7 officers and 2 K-9s who died in the line of duty dating back to 1930

Reporter: Jolena Esperto
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Nine lives were given, and all nine will remain remembered. A lifetime of gratitude for the fallen officers.

On Friday in Fort Myers, the city gathered to pay their respects to seven police officers and two police K-9s who died in the line of duty.

Seven fallen but not forgotten officers with service dating back to 1930 in Fort Myers and two K-9s, Rosco and Kodak, all equally remembered.

Fort Myers police will honor them no matter how much time has passed. They set up bright and early Friday, closing the roads off in front of their police department headquarters to properly honor them.

“It feels good that everybody comes to recognize these individuals and our canines for the sacrifices they did for this community,” said Fort Myers Police Capt. Shawn Yates.

Fort Myers city councilman Liston Bochette was a friend to several of the officers.

“Officer Whitman was a colleague and a friend I’ve known very long,” said Bochette. “When they wake up in the morning, they don’t know what they’re gonna encounter, and sometimes, one doesn’t come home.”

The most recent fallen officer, Adam Jobbers-Miller, was supported by his father, sister and niece wearing their Jobbers-Miller T-shirts. They’re one example of many families living the reality of losing their loved ones in the line of duty.

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