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Fort Myers Police remember an officer who was killed in the line of duty in Fort Myers

Today we remember Officer Andrew Widman
Posted: 3:21 PM, Jul 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-18 15:21:49-04
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FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Fort Myers Police Department is remembering an officer who died in the line of duty 11 years ago.

Officer Andrew Widman was killed back in 2008 while responding to a domestic dispute in downtown Fort Myers.

His accused killer, an illegal immigrant, was out on bail at the time of the shooting and had a warrant out for his arrest.

In response, the state passed the Widman Act a law which keeps convicted felons who violate

Probation off the streets until their parole officer can review the case.