A Memorial has been established at Lee County Sheriff's Office Headquarters in respectful memory of our fallen deputies. It was conceived to remember and celebrate the lives and accomplishments of the members of the Lee County Sheriff's Office family who paid the ultimate price in service to us and to the entire Lee County community. The memorial has recently been redesigned and moved to the main Headquarters hallway.
A framed sketch and plaque pay tribute to each of our fallen LCSO certified officers. Each frame also contains a rubbing of the respective member's name engraved on the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C. See all of our fallen officers below.
Deputy Margena Nunez
Margena Silvia Nunez lost her life Sunday, October 22, 2006 while conducting traffic control in the area of State Road 82 and Sunshine Boulevard, Lehigh Acres. Deputy Nunez was directing motorists around a traffic accident that had already resulted in a fatality at 40th Street and State Road 82, when she and her patrol vehicle were struck by an oncoming pickup truck.
Corporal Patrick Healey
On May 7, 2004, after approaching a reckless driver he had stopped, Corporal Patrick Healey was involved in an altercation with the driver. During the altercation, Corporal Healey suffered a heart attack and died five days later, May 13, 2004.
On April 19, 2003, police were called to a report of a suspicious person. Canine Alko and his handler tracked the path of the suspect. The suspect stabbed Alko during the apprehension, and Alko later died from his injuries on April 20, 2003.
Deputy Michael Shostak
Deputy Shostak was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident just prior to the end of his shift on October 25, 2001. Deputy Shostak succumbed to his crash-related injuries on November 8, 2001.