FORT MYERS, Fla. — Today, the Lee County Sheriff's Office revealed that Lakes Park will soon be the home of Lee County's Fallen Deputy Memorial. The memorial is designed to honor deputies and K-9 killed in the line of duty.
This peaceful and introspective memorial becomes a reminder of lives taken. Life-size sculptures include a deputy kneeling with his head bowed, holding a folded flag. A colleague stands over him, with her hand on his shoulder, giving comfort. A K-9 stands beside the memorial, ever vigilant.
From Feb. 12, 1972, through October 22, 2006, eight deputies and one K-9 have been killed in the line of duty. The memorial is a remembrance of these heroic deputies, their sacrifice, and the family and loved ones they left behind.
The memorial is non-profit. Community support and donations are needed to help build it. Learn more about how you can help on the LCSO memorial donation page