A vigil is being held in the Sunshine State for a Fort Myers Police officer who was shot in the line of duty over the weekend, with individuals pouring in to offer support as the officer remains in critical condition.
Around 150 people came to the Lee Memorial Hospital on Sunday to show support for 29-year-old FMPD Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller, who was shot while performing his duties on Saturday night.
Jobbers-Miller was rushed into surgery upon arrival to the hospital, where he remains in stable but critical condition.
Many of those who attended the vigil did not know the officer personally, but came to show support.
“We’ve got a 29-year-old young officer up there that really needs everybody’s prayers to be lifted up, that he gets better and has a speedy recovery and that it doesn’t change his life dramatically for the worst,” Cape Coral veterans advocate David Souder told Fox 4 Now.
The media have been asked to keep their distance from the family, and members of FMPD, Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol have been stationed outside of the hospital.
According to NBC2, the suspect responsible for shooting the officer has been taken into custody. The scene of the shooting -Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd- was shut down Saturday evening as officers investigated, but has since reopened.
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