The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South recently presented checks totaling $60,000 to local law enforcement youth programs. The money was raised at the 2016 Law & Order Ball, which is hosted each fall by the club.
Seven local law enforcement agencies received checks, including: $16,720 for the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, $6,000 for the Cape Coral Police Department, $5,000 for the Fort Myers Police Department, $2,000 for the Lee County Port Authority, $2,000 for the Sanibel Police Department, $1,000 for the FGCU Police Department, and $1000 for the FSW Police Department.
The Law & Order Ball benefits the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Foundation and Lee County law enforcement youth programs and underwrites the purchase of life-saving tactical trauma kits for officers’ use in the field. Southwest Florida’s finest are celebrated each year, including the five finalists for the Officer of the Year Award.
The 2017 Law & Order Ball was scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 16 at Germain Arena, however in the interest of safety and sensitivity to the men and women being honored at this event, and their heroic work during and after Hurricane Irma, the event is being rescheduled and a date will be announced after our community has had the chance to recover.
The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Foundation established the Law and Order Ball to recognize and celebrate public safety’s finest officers, who proudly represent our local law enforcement agencies. It is the Club’s belief that selecting an “Officer of the Year” from the agency submissions serves to promote public trust and support for the officers and the law enforcement agencies involved.