In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week.
Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
Over one hundred officers are killed in the line of duty each year. We vow to never forget their sacrifice and their families sacrifice.
Manatee mating season begins in the Spring and lasts through Summer. If you see a large group of manatee in shallow water that appear to be herding or thrashing, they are most likely mating and not in distress. You should keep your distance.
Manatee are very powerful and can become aggressive while mating. Manatee have been seen recently at the Rosen Park Boat Ramp.
If you believe a manatee is in distress or injured, please contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. https://myfwc.com
We ask that all boaters please be aware that manatee will be mating and to obey the no wake zone requirements.
The “Do The Right Thing” program recognizes students who have done the “Right Thing”.
McKenzie Hinton is an eighth grade student at Challenger Middle School. Each year, McKenzie raises money for Special Equestrians. Special Equestrians is an organization that provides equine assisted activities and therapies to children and adults with disabilities.
It is for McKenzie’s compassion and generosity, she is receiving the Do The Right Thing Award.
The “Do The Right Thing” Program recognizes students who have done the “Right Thing”.
Sophia Fortune is a fourth grade student at Diplomat Elementary School. While Sophia was talking to a friend on the phone, her friend told her that she wanted to harm herself. Sophia told her mother about the conversation. Sophia’s mother contacted her friend’s mother and told her about the conversation.
Sophia’s friend received the help she needed. Had Sophia not told her mother about her friend’s thoughts, the result could have been tragic.
It is because of Sophia’s bravery and compassion for her friend that she received the Do The Right Thing Award and the Lifesaving Award.
A Gray 2017 Chevrolet Traverse with a Florida tag driven by Nicole Marie Nesbitt of Cape Coral (Vehicle 1) was traveling southbound on Skyline Blvd in the outside travel lane approaching the intersection of Trafalgar Pkwy.
A White 2005 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail with a Florida tag driven by Blaine Kenneth Elmer of Cape Coral (Vehicle 2) was traveling westbound on Trafalgar Pkwy in the outside travel lane approaching the intersection of Skyline Blvd.
According to witnesses and video obtained from a dash camera, Vehicle 1 (SUV) had a red light as it entered the intersection. The front of wheel of Vehicle 2 made contact with the driver’s door of Vehicle 1 in the intersection. After the initial impact with Vehicle 1, Vehicle 2 rotated counterclockwise causing the right side of Vehicle 2 and its driver to strike the left side of Vehicle 1.
The driver of Vehicle 2 was ejected from the motorcycle and came to final rest in the roadway. Off duty paramedics were at the intersection at the time of the crash and began providing first aid to the driver of Vehicle 2. The driver of Vehicle 2 was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
Alcohol/drugs ARE NOT afactor in this traffic crash. Speed IS NOT a factor in this traffic crash. Next-of-kin HAVE BEEN notified.
The Do The Right Thing Program recognizes students who have done the “Right Thing”.
Carter Williams is a fourth grade student at Cape Elementary School. He created a lemonade stand with the goal of donating the money he raised to the Cape Coral Animal Shelter. Carter raised $110.00 and his family donated $100.00.
It is for Carter’s generosity and selflessness, he is being awarded the Do The Right Thing Award.