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True Blue: A community mourns fallen officer
August 1, 2018

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If broken hearts weep, Lee County is bleeding blue today.

After fighting for his life for a week, Fort Myers Police Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller succumbed to his injuries Saturday.

He was 29.

The law enforcement community, which had rallied around its brother in arms with donations of blood and money, is now in mourning as is the community Officer Jobbers-Miller served.

This extraordinary outpouring of effort continues in the wake of what is every law enforcement family's worst nightmare.

The FMPD reports that "overwhelming support of our community, businesses, fellow first responders and many other generous contributors" continues to flow into the official Go Fund Me account to assist Officer Jobbers-Miller's family.

Anyone interested in assisting financially can do so at gofundme.com/officer-adam-jobbersmiller-fund.

Fundraisers intended to aid Officer Jobbers-Miller's recovery have now been redirected.

This Saturday, All Heart Entertainment will host a no limit Texas hold 'em poker fundraiser in North Fort Myers to benefit the fallen officer's family

The Aug. 4 fundraiser will take place at the Moody River Grille.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. with cards dealt at 6:30.

For a $75 donation, participants will receive a seat in the tournament as well as dinner. There also will be a 50/50 drawing, with all funds raised to benefit family needs.

All Heart Entertainment co-owner Dominique "Nicky" Minor Sierra, whose brother Maurice was engaged to Officer Jobbers-Miller's sister, put a personal note on the fundraiser scheduled before his death.

"People should come out to support their fellow officer in our community, because without hesitation, Adam does this every single day, not knowing if he's coming home or not, to make our community a better and safer place. Even though this is Adam's job, he is selfless and humble to do his best for us not knowing all of us," she said.

Donning the uniform, pinning on the badge, owning the risk, "to make our community a better and safer place."

Rest in peace, Officer Jobbers-Miller.

We thank you for your service.

We continue our prayers for your family, both blood and blue.

Things are sometimes heartbreakingly hard on the front line.

This is one of those times.

- Neighbor editorial

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