This week the Rotary Club of South Fort Myers is recognizing

our local law enforcement heroes

On Saturday September 17th guests, sponsors and local law enforcement will gather at the Germain Arena in Fort Myers, Florida to honor those who look after the safety of our local communities and its citizens. The Law & Order Ball is the 3rd annual event to support our outstanding local law enforcement professionals with the proceeds to benefit the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Foundation and Lee County law enforcement youth programs. Due to the overwhelming success of the previous year’s event it is now being held at the larger Germain arena venue.

This SOLD OUT event will feature hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dinner, as well as silent and live auctions. The main feature of the evening will be recognizing this year’s award for “Officer of the Year”.

The following law enforcement organizations will be represented at this year’s event:

Cape Coral Police Department
Florida Southwestern State College Department of Public Safety
Florida Gulf Coast University Police Department
Fort Myers Police Department
Lee County Port Authority Police
Lee County Sheriff’s Office
Sanibel Police Department

The intent of the Law & Order Ball is to thank the everyday heroes of the Lee County law enforcement agencies who keep us safe each day. Their sacrifice to public service enables us all to build businesses and thrive as a community. What better way to thank our law enforcement officers than to provide them with the tools to save lives, whether a victim or one of their own.

This year’s ball will offer a call to action/Fund-A-Need for tactical trauma kits.  The Stop the Bleed campaign brings the bleeding control strategies and resources at the disposal of first responders at street level. Now Rotary of Fort Myers South is mobilizing the Southwest Florida community to empower its law enforcement officers to save their own lives and those of our neighbors before EMS arrives on the scene.

stop-the-bleedAccording to the “Stop the Bleeding Coalition,” 35% of pre-hospital deaths are the result of hemorrhaging. As we all know, our local law enforcement officers often serve as first responders on the scene of potentially fatal car accidents and tragic events such as the recent Club Blu shooting. While working to protect our homes, businesses and community they are all too often the targets of violence themselves. Equipping them with tactical trauma kits that contain gauze, tourniquets, clotting agent and other tools is one important way to help our local heroes stay alive while serving our community by  providing  them the tools necessary to save precious lives when every second counts.

If you happen to come in contact with a member of local law enforcement this week, or any time for that matter, make sure to take a moment and thank them for their service to our community.


If you would like to find out more about this great event you can visit: Law & Order Ball