NAPLES, Fla. – A portion of Interstate 75, from mile marker 100 to mile marker 102 in Collier County, will be dedicated in memory of fallen Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Lindell J. Gibbons on Friday.
According to Florida Highway Patrol, Trooper Gibbons was a member of the 68th Florida Highway Patrol recruit class, having graduated in June 1983. Trooper Gibbons, a United State Air Force Veteran, honorably served the residents of Collier County as a valuable member of the Florida Highway Patrol.
On March 23, 1985, Trooper Gibbons was killed in the line of duty when his patrol vehicle crashed during an attempted traffic stop on Interstate 75. Trooper Gibbons was 38 years old at the time of his death.
“Trooper Gibbons bravely served his country in Vietnam as a member of the United States Air Force and he served the residents of our state with great honor as a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper” said Colonel Gene Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol. “His service and dedication will forever be remembered.”
The ceremony will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Fort Myers Florida Highway Patrol Office located at 10041 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, FL, 33913 at 10:00 am.