First Day of Blood Drive Deemed a Success

The first day of a three-day blood collection drive in memory of fallen FMPD Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller drew a larger than normal number of donors who donated blood in honor of the one-year anniversary of his death.

Officer Jobbers-Miller was seriously wounded in the line of duty on July 21, 2018, and succumbed to his wounds seven days later. Lee Health and the Fort Myers Police Department have partnered to host a blood drive that started today and will run through Tuesday and Wednesday. 

A crowd of hospital employees, officers, medical staff, family members and others gathered to hear statements by Dr. Scott Wolf of Lee Health, Chief Derrick Diggs of the FMPD, Officer Jobbers-Miller’s mother Patricia Miller and others.  They watched as the Police Honor Guard raised a Blue-Line Flag in the officer’s honor and then post themselves at his vehicle.

Approximately 100 people came forward today to donate which is almost three times the usual number of donors. The drive continues Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in front of Lee Memorial Hospital and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in front of the Fort Myers Police Department.