Sergeant Smalls named ‘Officer of the Year’ at Rotary Club Law and Order Ball

Saturday at the Rotary Club Law and Order Ball, Sergeant Sylvester Smalls took home the title of Officer of the Year.

And to make the win even sweeter it was his birthday.

From the patrol car to the basketball courts, Smalls brings his passion to help kids in his community.

“If there’s any way I can help, I always do. That’s what it’s all about,” Smalls said.

He organizes basketball showcases to give players in the community a chance to go on to college.

Smalls has also helped dozens of teens once overlooked by college scouts to get scholarships and even degrees.

The black-tie optional event featured cocktails, hors-d’oeuvres, dinner, awards, silent and live auctions, and entertainment.

The 2018 Law & Order Ball Officer of the Year finalist are:
·      Officer Emelia Lock, Fort Myers Police Department
·      K-9 Officer Stephen Scrobe, Cape Coral Police Department
·      Sergeant Sylvester Smalls, Lee County Sheriff’s Office
·      Deputy Sheriff Michael Truscott, Lee County Sheriff’s Office
·      Sergeant Domonic Zammitt, Fort Myers Police Department

Erik Stolhanske, known as “Officer Rabbit” in the Super Troopers movies, will be the celebrity guest.


Stolhanske’s a writer, producer and member of the comedy group broken lizard.  His parents live in Pensacola and when we asked about him coming to Southwest Florida’s Law and Order Ball he said, “Because of Super Troopers, I’ve gotten to know a lot of great people in the law enforcement community on a personal level. I feel like I’ve been adopted by the community.”

Proceeds benefit the community through the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Foundation (a 501(c)3 non-profit) and law enforcement youth programs.

The Law & Order Ball starts at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at Germain Arena, located at 11000 Everblades Parkway in Estero.

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