FORT MYERS, Fla. We have a winner.
Captain Christopher Reeves, of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office North District, was awarded the title of “Officer of the Year” Saturday at the Law and Order Ball for his work mentoring kids through sports.
He hopes to instill positive values and habits for the 24 kids both on — and off the field.
“If I can help keep a kid out of jail or keep a kid off drugs, that’s everything to me,” Reeves said.
Reeves also adopted one of his mentees after the child’s mom died of an overdose.
These four other finalists were also nominated for the award: Master Ofc. Melissa Duncan of the Lee County Port Authority Police Department, Sgt. Josh Quaintance of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Highway Interdiction Unit, Jen Gaytan of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, and Cpl. Bobby Hunter of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
Additional funds raised from the Law and Order Ball benefited local law enforcement programs as well as the Fort Myers Rotary South Foundation.