A Fort Myers Police Department officer who was shot in the line of duty passed away Saturday evening, according to FMPD.
Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller has died from his injuries after being shot in the head on July 21, while responding to an incident at a Marathon gas station on Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, according to police.
The suspect, Wisner Desmaret, 29, is in police custody at Lee Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Desmaret faces eight felony charges with the most egregious being attempted first-degree murder. The attempted murder charge was brought before the death of Officer Jobbers-Miller.
29-year-old Adam Jobbers-Miller, firefighter turned police officer, worked for the Fort Myers Police Department for nearly three years.
Jobbers-miller hailed from the township of Wayne, New Jersey, where he’s a graduate of Wayne Valley High School.
He followed in his father’s footsteps joining a volunteer fire company in Wayne. This week his old fire company asking for prayers on their bulletin.
Just last year Jobbers-Miller was formally commended for action he took in helping a Fort Myers Family.
The FMPD released the following statement Saturday:
“It is with a heavy heart that we inform our community that Fort Myers Police Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller has passed away as a result of the injuries sustained on Saturday, July 21st. We ask that you continue to pray for Officer Jobbers-Miller’s family, friends and our entire Fort Myers Police Department Family.”
A message from Undersheriff Carmine Marceno, on behalf of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office:
“It is with deep sadness and regret that we share this information with our followers. This afternoon, Fort Myers Police Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller passed away at Lee Memorial Hospital … On behalf of Sheriff Scott and myself, we pray for everyone affected by this unfortunate tragedy. The brave men and women of law enforcement will continue to protect and serve despite the dangers inherent to the profession. Rest in peace, Adam. You are a TRUE HERO to us all.”
Governor Scott said:
“Our hearts are heavy to learn of the passing of Officer Jobbers-Miller. Police officers like Adam Jobbers-Miller put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe. My wife, Ann, and I are praying for his family and everyone in the entire Lee County law enforcement community this evening.”
7:16 p.m. Citizen called 911 saying suspect was hassling a group of people at the Marathon Gas station.
7:19 p.m. Responding officer made contact with suspect Wisner on Flint Drive.
Approx. 7:26 p.m. Officer Jobbers-Miller is shot.
Approx. 7:29 p.m. Officer Jobbers-Miller is taken to the hospital by another officer.
Approx 7:30 p.m. Suspect barricaded himself inside Marathon Gas Station.
Between 7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Suspect is shot by an officer and transported to Lee Memorial with non-life threatening injuries.
9:04 p.m FMPD confirms in a press conference an officer is in ‘Serious condition’ and in surgery.
9:05 p.m. Gov. Rick Scott talks with Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs offering any resources needed.
9:25 p.m. Chief Derrick Diggs confirms a shooting left officer and suspect injured.
9:09 a.m. Fort Myers Police make a plea for type O- blood donations
2:00 p.m. Chief Diggs names Wisner Desmaret, 29, as the suspect in the shooting. Officer Jobbers-Miller remains in critical but stable condition.
A GoFundMe for Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller, started by the Fort Myers Police Department raises over $27K in 24-hours.
Father of accused shooter reacts to news of son’s arrest in an interview.
Other than non-life threatening, the condition of the suspect remains unknown. Officer Jobbers-Miller remains in critical but stable condition according to FMPD.
WINK reports new video that shows the man accused of shooting officer Jobbers-Miller running from the scene.
In a statement, FMPD said, “The family of Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller and the Fort Myers Police Department are extremely grateful for the donations, thoughts, and wishes that have been extended by members of the community.”
Officer Jobbers-Miller remains in critical but stable condition.
Officer Jobbers-Miller remains in critical but stable condition at Lee Memorial Hospital. FMPD said, “We continue to ask for payers and support for Officer Jobbers-Miller, his family and the Fort Myers Police Department.”
6:50 p.m. FMPD announced Officer Jobbers-Miller “has passed away as a result of the injuries…”
Video captured the body of officer Jobbers-Miller being taken to the funeral home. WINK News reporter Morgan Rynor spoke to residents as the procession passed by. Watch the full segment below: