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City shows support for Fort Myers officer shot while on duty

July 25, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

In support of critically injured Fort Myers Police Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller, the Sanibel Police Department is displaying the Thin Blue Line flag at City Hall, where the department is headquartered.

Lee Memorial Hospital, where he remains in critical condition, is also displaying the flag.

Jobbers-Miller, 29, is a three-year veteran of the FMPD. He was shot while on duty on July 21.

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Sanibel Chief of Police William Dalton, left, and Deputy Chief Anthony Thompson prepare the Thin Blue Line flag for display at City Hall in support of critically injured Fort Myers Police Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller.

The display of the Thin Blue Flag mounted on the balcony augments, not replaces, the American flag on the flag pole in front of City Hall, according to city officials.

City employees from all departments are participating in the call for blood donations, specifically O negative, needed for Jobbers-Miller. Only 7 percent of the U.S. population has O negative blood type.

"As mayor, I place the safety of our citizens as our single highest priority. We know the dedicated men and women who take an oath to protect our communities be it Sanibel, Fort Myers, or any other town, deserve our support and appreciation," Mayor Kevin Ruane said. "On behalf of all of us at Sanibel City Hall, we are committed to supporting our neighbors in Fort Myers through this very trying time. God bless Officer Jobbers-Miller and his family, we are all praying for a full and speedy recovery."



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