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Registration under way for Rotary Club of South Fort Myers’ annual Law & Order Ball set for Sept. 15

June 29, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Registration is now open for the fifth annual Law & Order Ball to be held on Saturday, Sept. 15. Presented by Creighton Construction and Develop-ment and hosted annually by the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South, the esteemed event pays tribute to seven of Lee County's local law enforcement agencies for their commitment to public safety.

The gala also honors an "Officer of the Year" and raises funds to provide grants to Lee County law enforcement agencies and local non-profit organizations. Attendees can register online at

The Law & Order Ball will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at Germain Arena, located at 11000 Everblades Parkway in Estero.

The Law & Order Ball will recognize the everyday heroes of the following Lee County law enforcement agencies: Cape Coral Police Department, Florida Gulf Coast University Police Department, Florida Southwestern State College Police Department, Fort Myers Police Department, Lee County Port Authority Police, Lee County Sheriff's Office, and Sanibel Police Department.

The black-tie optional gala is open to the public and will feature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a formal dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment, raffles and even more surprises. The evening will also include a presentation of the prestigious "Officer of the Year" award to one special hero among all participating agencies.

Individual registration for the festive evening is $175 each, and a table for 10 guests is $1,750. Those unable to physically attend are asked to "Fund-A-Cop" to attend the event in their place.

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Two Cape Coral Police officers among 2018 'Officer of the Year' nominees

The nominees for the 2018 Officer of the Year award, recognized annually at the Law & Order Ball, are:

K-9 Officer Stephen Scrobe, Cape Coral Police Department

Detective Nick Jones, Cape Coral Police Department

Sergeant Domonic Zammit, Fort Myers Police Department

Officer Emelia Lock, Fort Myers Police Department

Patrolman Lamar Campbell, Fort Myers Police Department

Detective Joe Anderson, Florida Gulf Coast University Police Department

Sergeant Sylvester Smalls, Lee County Sheriff's Office

Deputy First Class Michael B. Elkady, Lee County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Michael Truscott, Lee County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Alexander Aguilar, Lee County Sheriff's Office

Deputy First Class Richard Castellon, Lee County Sheriff's Office

Officer Kory McCloughen, Sanibel Police Department

Participating agencies may nominate up to five officers for the Officer of the Year award. To be considered, a nominee must be a full-time sworn officer who is in employed by and in good standing with their nominating agency. Nominees must also consistently go beyond the call of duty, as characterized by serving as a role model for others, the totality of their contribution to the agency and community throughout the year, and extraordinary actions considered beyond their expected job responsibilities.

Five finalists will be announced in advance of this year's Law and Order Ball, and one officer will be announced as the prestigious Officer of the Year at the gala.

In addition to thanking local law enforcement agencies, the ball also raises funds for the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Foundation, which provides grants to Lee County law enforcement agencies and local non-profit organizations. A portion of funds raised at the event will be distributed among the honored agencies for their youth programs.

Creighton Construction and Develop-ment returns as the Law & Order Ball's presenting sponsor. Additional sponsors include The Eventful Company, Rapid-Print, Edison National Bank, Fort Myers Police Department, Henderson, Franklin Attorneys at Law, Siesta Pebble, South-west Florida Public Service Academy, Suncoast Credit Union, Aubuchon Team of Companies, Bank of the Ozarks, Finemark Bank, Florida Power & Light, Markham Norton Mosteller & Wright, Millennium Physicians Group, Round Table Provisions, and Pushing the Envelope.

Sponsors, silent auction items and other contributions are still needed for this year's program. For more information about the event, to become a sponsor or to make a contribution, visit or contact

About Rotary Club

of Fort Myers South

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South has more than 150 members, who are among the 1.3 million Rotarians worldwide. "Service Above Self" is the motto of Rotary International, which has contributed more than $1.2 billion and tens of thousands of volunteer hours toward polio eradication, in addition to projects such as water quality, world peace and literacy.

Meetings are held each Monday at noon at the Crowne Plaza, 13051 Bell Tower Drive, in Fort Myers.

For more information, visit



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