Fort Myers Police Officer Shot in the Head at Local Gas Station
A Fort Myers Police Officer has been upgraded to critical but stable condition after being shot in the head at around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night. Adam Jobbers-Miller, 29, was shot when he responded to a call at the Marathon Gas Station on MLK Boulevard.
Update: Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller passed away on Saturday from his wound.
A fellow officer immediately took him to Lee Memorial Hospital, where he underwent life-saving surgery.
— Karys Belger (@KarysBelger) July 22, 2018
“We are grateful to the many people and agencies who have expressed their support, to the medical professionals who rushed to save him and to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) for their immediate assistance with this situation.” Excerpt from Fort Myers PD Statement
Specific circumstances of the incident are unknown at this time. The suspect is in custody, but was also wounded in an exchange of gunfire, according to City Manager Saeed Kazemi. The name of the suspect has not been released as of this writing.
Shouts of “Officer Down! Officer Down!” were heard over the police scanner during the incident.
I just spoke with @fortmyerspolice Chief Derrick Diggs and @leesheriff Mike Scott and offered them any resources they need. Our law enforcement makes unimaginable sacrifices every day to keep our families and communities safe. We are praying for the brave officer shot tonight.
— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) July 22, 2018
Police officers from several agencies took up a vigil at the hospital while Officer Miller underwent surgery.
“Every law enforcement agency is in there; it just shows you how strong we are. We’re going to keep the officer in our prayers. I hope the officer pulls through. That’s my hope and prayer.” Fort Myers City Councilman Johnny Streets
Officer Miller, 29, joined the Fort Myers Police Department in September of 2015. He had been a volunteer firefighter with the Wayne Fire Department in New Jersey prior to joining the Fort Myers Police Department.
“The news is cautious, yet positive. The next 2 or 3 days will be very critical.” John Gabriel, Fire Chief of Wayne Company #2