Lee County Officer of the Year finalists lift community spirits

LEE COUNTY – We profile five finalists nominated for Lee County Officer of the Year. The award will be given at the sold-out Fort Myers Rotary South’s Law & Order Ball, sponsored by WINK News, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday at Germain Arena in Estero.

Port Authority officer cheers on athletes at Special Olympics

While the badge means to serve and protect, one officer is being recognized for her work off the clock. Master Ofc. Melissa Duncan, Lee County Port Authority Police Department, volunteers for the Special Olympics and supports athletes competing in a variety of sports. Read more

Sgt. lifts Lee County kids’ spirits through holiday program

Sgt. Josh Quaintance is making the community safer, one kid at a time. Quaintance, a member of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Highway Interdiction Unit, recovered $25,000 worth of Walmart gift cards from a suspect in 2016. Read more

School resource deputy vying for Lee Officer of the Year

Jen Gaytan has worked with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for the past three years as a school resource officer, jumping between five schools and a ton of students. Read more

Deputy dedicated to veterans up for Officer of the Year

Lee County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Bobby Hunter could hear his named called when the honor is handed out at the sold-out Law & Order Ball, sponsored by WINK News, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday at Germain Arena in Estero.. Read more

Captain Christopher Reeves lifts kids up through sports

For Captain Christopher Reeves, leadership is in his blood. When he’s at work, he’s running a tight ship at the Lee County Sheriff’s North District – bust after work it’s a whole new ballgame. Read more

Writer:Derrick Shaw
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