Rotary Club of Fort Myers South to Host Gala on Sept. 15 to Honor Local Law Enforcement

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is excited to announce the nominees for the 2018 Officer of the Year award, recognized annually at the Law & Order Ball. Now in its fifth year, the Law & Order Ball pays tribute to seven of Lee County’s local law enforcement agencies for their commitment to public safety.

Participating agencies may nominate up to five officers for the Officer of the Year award. To be considered, a nominee must be a full-time sworn officer. Nominees must be employed by and in good standing with their nominating agency. Nominees must also consistently go beyond the call of duty. This is characterized by serving as a role model for others, the totality of their contribution to the agency and community throughout the year, and extraordinary actions considered beyond their expected job responsibilities.

The following law enforcement officers were nominated to be the 2018 Officer of the Year:

  • K-9 Officer Stephen Scrobe, Cape Coral Police Department
  • Detective Nick Jones, Cape Coral Police Department
  • Sergeant Domonic Zammit, Fort Myers Police Department
  • Officer Emelia Lock, Fort Myers Police Department
  • Patrolman Lamar Campbell, Fort Myers Police Department
  • Detective Joe Anderson, Florida Gulf Coast University Police Department
  • Sergeant Sylvester Smalls, Lee County Sheriff’s Office
  • Deputy First Class Michael B. Elkady, Lee County Sheriff’s Office
  • Deputy Sheriff Michael Truscott, Lee County Sheriff’s Office
  • Deputy Sheriff Alexander Aguilar, Lee County Sheriff’s Office
  • Deputy First Class Richard Castellon, Lee County Sheriff’s Office
  • Officer Kory McCloughen, Sanibel Police Department

Five finalists will be announced in advance of this year’s Law and Order Ball, and one officer will be announced as the prestigious Officer of the Year at the gala. Nominees were selected from the following Lee County agencies: Cape Coral Police Department, Florida Gulf Coast University Police Department, Florida Southwestern State College Police Department, Fort Myers Police Department, Lee County Port Authority Police Department, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, and Sanibel Police Department.

The Law & Order Ball will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at Germain Arena, located at 11000 Everblades Parkway in Estero. Individual registration for the evening celebration is $175 per person and $1,750 for a table seating 10 guests. Now in its fifth year, the black-tie optional gala is hosted annually by the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South and is open to the public. Paying tribute to Lee County law enforcement officers, the event raises funds for the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Foundation, which provides grants to Lee County law enforcement agencies and local non-profit organizations.

Creighton Construction and Development has returned as the Law & Order Ball’s presenting sponsor. Additional sponsors include: The Eventful Company, RapidPrint, Edison National Bank, Fort Myers Police Department, Henderson, Franklin Attorneys at Law, Siesta Pebble, Southwest Florida Public Service Academy, Suncoast Credit Union, Aubuchon Team of Companies, Bank of the Ozarks, Finemark Bank, Florida Power & Light, Markham Norton Mosteller & Wright, Millennium Physicians Group, Round Table Provisions, and Pushing the Envelope.

Sponsors, silent auction items, and other contributions are still needed for this year’s program. For more information about the event, to become a sponsor, or to make a contribution, visit LawAndOrderBall.org or contact Info@LawAndOrderBall.org.

About Rotary Club of Fort Myers South

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South has more than 150 members, who are among the 1.3 million Rotarians worldwide. “Service Above Self” is the motto of Rotary International. Rotary International has contributed more than $1.2 billion and tens of thousands of volunteer hours toward polio eradication, in addition to projects such as water quality, world peace, and literacy. Meetings are held each Monday at noon at the Crowne Plaza, 13051 Bell Tower Drive. For more information, visit http://www.rotarysouth.org/.