CAPE CORAL, Fla.,-- Just hours before Fort Myers Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller, passed away at Lee Memorial Hospital after being shot last week, hundreds gathered at restaurants across Southwest Florida hoping to raise enough money to save his life.
“I cried," said Charlie Anderson, owner of Wingnuts. Anderson says crying was his first reaction when he heard an officer was shot. It was out of that devastation, he says, he hoped monetary donations to the family would help.
"People don’t understand the effect that he’s going to have on that family and many others for many years….and yes he did choose to be a police officer but it takes a special person to be a police officer.”
Anderson tells Fox 4 that the situation hits close to home because his brother is a retired police officer.
“Everyday there wasn’t a day I didn’t worry about, never a day," said Anderson. "I still worry about him today, because people don’t understand when you become a police officer, that’s for life.”
Anderson says even though Officer Jobbers-Miller did pass away, he will continue to raise money. The restaurant owner says at least 240 people showed up today.