National Police Week is being observed in our Nation’s Capital. In attendance are members of the Fort Myers Police Department and families of the officers the department has lost.
Attending on behalf of the department and themselves are Deputy Chief Randall Pepitone, Lt. Roger Valdivia, Sgt. Domonic Zammit, K-9 Officer Ezra Padgham, Marine Officer Keith Curr, Detective Nicholas Toma, and Officer Kristin Capuzzi.
In addition, family of Officers Daniel M. Starks, Andrew Widman and Adam Jobbers-Miller were also in attendance.
In 1962 President John F Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as Police Officer’s Memorial Day and the week it falls in as National Police Week.
Every year, fallen officers’ names are inscribed on a memorial wall; this year Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller’s name was added. Officer Jobbers-Miller was killed in the line of duty on July 28, 2018. National Police Week runs from May 12 – May 18, 2019.
The members of the Fort Myers Police Department hope that all Americans take a moment to remember those Law Enforcement professionals who paid the ultimate sacrifice.