FMPD Seeks Identities of Robert E. Lee Statue Vandals

The Fort Myers Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two male subjects who were involved with damaging the bust of General Robert E. Lee in Downtown Fort Myers.

The statue was toppled from its podium at the intersection of First Street and Bay Street on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.  

If anyone has information regarding the identity of one or both the individuals, please contact FMPD Detective Amanda Averill at 239-321-7797 or

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).  Tipsters will remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.  Tips may also be made online at or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.