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Community packs Dixie Roadhouse to honor fallen officer

Posted: 12:26 AM, Jul 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-30 04:26:19Z
Packed Dixie Roadhouse to honor fallen officer

CAPE CORAL, Fla., -- Hundreds showed up to Dixie Roadhouse to donate money for Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller's family. Before the Officer passed away, attendees said it was just supposed to be a fundraiser but they said it turned into a memorial Sunday night. 

“It’s unfortunate that a fundraiser turned into a memorial," said Mayor Joe Coviello. “When something like this happens it makes you realize what an important job and how much they mean to the community.” 

The restaurant played host to nearly 200 people throughout the night, a live band, raffles and much more. Bar Manager, Lynn Disomma, says Officer Jobbers-Miller would often come in for drinks and food with other officers. She says everyday she thinks about how any one of them could be gone. 

“You never know when they leave in the morning whether their going to be able to go home to their families and their loved ones, it’s heartbreaking," said Disomma. 

Officer Jobbers-Miller was shot last Saturday. His suspected shooter and killer, Wisner Desmaret, was transferred to Lee County Jail, Sunday.