What to know about Officer Jobbers-Miller’s funeral

Friends and loved ones are preparing to say their final goodbyes to Fort Myers police Officer Jobbers-Miller.

The community paid respects to Officer Jobbers-Miller at his viewing at Gendron Funeral Home Sunday, before his funeral Monday. A public viewing was set up from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The funeral home is at 2325 East Mall Drive.

Here’s the procession route for the officer’s “full honors funeral ceremony” funeral Monday.

Procession for fallen FMPD Officer Jobbers-Miller. The funeral is to be held at Germain Arena on Aug. 6, 2018.

Around 10 a.m. Monday, Officer Jobbers-Miller will leave Gendron Funeral Home, head south on Solomon Drive, east onto Colonial Boulevard, south on Treeline Avenue, and continue south on Ben Bill Griffin Parkway to Germain Arena. The funeral is open to the public.

WINK News will broadcast the funeral live on air and online.

Officer Jobbers-Miller’s patrol vehicle, FMPD 6119, will lead both processions.

As the community continues to rally around Officer Jobbers-Miller, it’s not just people in Southwest Florida showing support. 20 firefighters from his hometown flew down to support him.

Three officers from New Jersey drove down in a big food truck for Jobbers-Miller’s viewing.

“For us it’s just about the brotherhood of men and women in blue. Supporting them, making a real difficult time just a little bit easier,” said Andrew Pucucci, of the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Society. “Like we’ll be here. We’ll take care of this you just take care of the family.”

Although this is the farthest south they’ve traveled, it’s not the first time they’ve made a long trip like this.

“The badges that we have inside the trailer are for all the funerals and wakes we’ve attended of fallen officers who’ve died in the line of duty,” Pucucci said.

Sixteen funerals, but this one hits closer to home.

“The family is from Wayne (N.J), I actually lived in the next town over from where he grew up,” Pucucci. said.

Pucucci said the officers want the family to know they stand by them.

“To the family they will always be in our prayers. We wish them the best,” Pucucci said. “It’s senseless but it is our line of work. When we take this job, things can happen.”

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Businesses and organizations have contacted the department announcing fundraisers to assist the officer’s family. Upcoming events reported to FMPD include:

Shima Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, Sanibel will donate a portion of sales from Tuesday, August 7 – Saturday, August 11.

Stu’s Motorcycles and the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group, Fort Myers will host a benefit ride on Sunday, August 12 starting at 8:00 am

Nauti Parrot Dock Bar, Fort Myers Beach – Every Tuesday in August during Drag Queen Bingo 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

The Bell Tower Shoppes will host a benefit concert for the family of Officer Jobbers-Miller on August, 23 from 6 p.m. -8 p.m.

*Please note that these are individual fundraisers and not associated with the Fort Myers Police Department. 

Reporter:Morgan Rynor
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