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Adam Edward Jobbers-Miller

Fort Myers Police Department
End of Watch July 28, 2018

Before he pursued his dream as a Law Enforcement Officer in Southwest Florida, Adam was a Volunteer Firefighter in New Jersey. Adam eventually moved down to Southwest Florida and attended the SWFL Public Safety Academy, Class #137. Every class has a class motto; ours was “Strength and Honor”.

Adam graduated from the law enforcement academy on June 8, 2015, and was hired shortly after by the Fort Myers Police Department. While on duty, on July 21st 2018, Adam was shot and critically wounded and he succumbed to his injuries a week later. Officer Jobbers-Miller was trying to arrest a fleeing suspect. The subject was quickly apprehended after additional gunfire with officers that arrived on scene.

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Deputy Sheriff John Robert Kotfila, Jr.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
End of Watch: Saturday, March 12, 2016

Deputy Sheriff John Kotfila was killed in a head-on collision with a vehicle that was driving the wrong direction on the Selmon Expressway, at the Brandon Express exit near I-75, at approximately 3:00 am.

He was returning to the station after investigating an unrelated traffic accident when a drunk driver entered the expressway heading west in the eastbound lanes, causing a head-on collision. The drunk driver died at the scene. Deputy Kotfila was transported to Tampa General Hospital where he later died.

Deputy Kotfila had served with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office for six years. He is survived by his parents, sister, and two brothers. His father, one brother, and both of his grandfathers served in law enforcement in Massachusetts.


Thanks to everyone who came out in show of support of
Duputy Sheriff John Robert Kotfila, Jr.

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Deputy Sheriff Bill Myers

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
End of Watch: Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Deputy Sheriff Bill Myers was shot and killed while serving a domestic violence injunction at a local attorney’s office on Plew Avenue, in Shalimar, at approximately 8:20 am.

He had served the papers on the subject and was leaving the office when the man opened fire from behind, striking him multiple times in the back and the back of the head.

The man fled to a local hotel where he barricaded himself in a room for approximately 90 minutes. He was shot and killed by members of the agency’s Special Response Team after exiting the room displaying a firearm.

Deputy Myers had served with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office for a total of 26 years. He had retired from the agency after serving 25 years and then returned as a part-time deputy in January 2015 to assist with serving civil papers.

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Deputy Sheriff Carl Howell

Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Nevada
End of Watch: Saturday, August 15, 2015

Deputy Sheriff Carl Howell was shot and killed while responding to a domestic battery call on the 4100 block of Montez Drive in east Carson City at approximately 2:20 am.

The first deputies to arrive on scene located an injured woman in front of the home. As other deputies checked on the woman’s injuries, Deputy Howell approached the home to speak to the male subject. The subject ambushed Deputy Howell at the front door, mortally wounding him. Despite the wound, Deputy Howell was able to return fire and killed the subject.

Deputy Howell was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Carson City Sheriff’s Office for nine years. He is survived by his wife, four children, and two step children.


October Bikes for Badges motorcycle run, Tour de Bike contribute to Deputy Howell fund



The Bubba Love Sponge Foundation and a national bicycle organization, in cooperation with KRZQ 104.1 FM Reno and law enforcement across the region presented the Carl Howell family two checks Tuesday as part of the Bikes for Badges motorcycle run held in October.

The motorcycle event from Carson City to Reno, which had more than 250 riders, raised $7,400 for the family of Deputy Howell, who died in the line of duty Aug. 15, 2015. On top of the BTLS Foundation donation, the Tour De Bike Association made a $7,500 contribution.

“The support from across the country has been phenomenal. Thank you for every bit of it,” said Kevin Howell, father of Carl Howell.

Presenting the checks to the fund established by the Carson City Sheriff’s Deputy’s Association were KRZQ program director Willobee Carlan and KRZQ, Shamrock Communications General Manager Kara Brown. Among the area law enforcement agencies and organizations that made the event possible were the Carson City Sheriff’s Deputy’s Association, Reno Police Department, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Sparks Police Department and Nevada Highway Patrol.

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said support for Howell family continues to pour in from law enforcement agencies across the country.

“I hope it never stops,” said Furlong. He noted that the I-580 freeway dedication to Howell will happen sometime in early December, will take place at the law enforcement memorial at the Nevada state capital and will be attended by Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Washoe County Sheriff Chuck Allen said his agency as well as Reno and Sparks agencies jumped at the opportunity to assist with the Bikes for Badges event.

“It’s been a difficult year for the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and that’s why we couldn’t say ‘yes’ quick enough,” said Allen.

“On behalf of the sheriff’s deputy association and the Carl Howell family we are forever grateful not only for our community’s support but from surrounding communities and support from across the nation,” said Deputy Don Gibson, president of the deputy’s sheriff’s association.

KRZQ’s Carlan said the event went beyond what was imagined with riders and supporters from across the state.

“Several communities came together for such an amazing person. We were overwhelmed and have never seen anything run so smoothly,” said Carlan, who added The Bubba Love Sponge Foundation, which organizes events across the country for fallen law officers, may have “a crazy name but has a big heart.”

Carlan thanked other sponsors of the event including Chester’s Harley Davidson Reno, Famous Dave’s Barbecue and Miller’s Jackets among others.

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Ocala Police Officer Jared Forsyth

Ocala Police Department, Florida
End of Watch Monday, April 6, 2015

Police Officer Jared Forsyth was accidentally shot and killed while participating in firearms training at the Lowell Correctional Institution’s firing range on NW Gainesville Road at approximately 3:00 pm.

A firearm was accidentally discharged during the training and the round struck Officer Forsyth in the side of his chest, between the panels of his vest. He was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to the wound approximately two hours later.

Officer Forsyth had served with the Ocala Police Department for three years.



Thank you to everyone that showed up in support of fallen Officer Jared Forsyth! Very special thank you to Ocala Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway Patrol, 102.3 My Country, Harley-Davidson of Ocala and Kerr’s Wing House Ocala for the hospitality!

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Officer Charles Kondek

Tarpon Springs Police Department, Florida
End of Watch: Sunday, December 21, 2014

Police Officer Charlie Kondek was shot and killed while responding to a noise complaint call at 199 Grand Boulevard.

Residents of an apartment complex had called police because a man who had been knocking on apartment doors at approximately 2:00 am. When Officer Kondek arrived at the scene he was shot by the subject. The subject, who had recently been released from prison on parole, then drove over Officer Kondek as he fled the scene.

The subject was arrested a short distance away after crashing into a utility pole and parked car.

Officer Kondek had served with the Tarpon Springs Police Department for 17 years and had previously served with the New York City Police Department for five years. He is survived by his wife and six children.

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Deputy Sheriff Joseph Matuskovic

Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, South Carolina
End of Watch: Monday, September 8, 2014

Deputy Sheriff Joe Matuskovic was shot and killed as he and several other deputies responded to a disturbance call at an apartment complex at the intersection of Ashley River Road and Carriage Lane.

Two deputies working an overtime assignment at the complex had requested assistance from additional deputies to help deal with the subject who had been pounding on apartment doors and vehicles in the parking lot. The man then went inside his apartment. As the deputies attempted to make contact with the man he opened fire through the apartment door, striking Deputy Matuskovic and another deputy.

Both deputies were pulled to safety and transported to the Medical University of South Carolina, where Deputy Matuskovic succumbed to his wounds.

The Charleston Police Department SWAT team made entry into the home several hours later and found the subject dead of a gunshot wound.

EMT Larry Britton, who responded to the scene with the Charleston County Volunteer Rescue Squad, suffered a fatal heart attack.

Deputy Matuskovic had served in law enforcement for 17 years.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Sheriff J. Al Cannon Jr.
Charleston County Sheriff’s Office
3505 Pinehaven Drive
Charleston Heights, SC 29405

Phone: (843) 554-4700

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Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Chelsea Richard

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida
End of Watch: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Trooper Chelsea Richard was struck and killed by a vehicle while investigating an accident on I-75, near mile marker 341, at approximately 2:00 pm.

The vehicles involved in the accident had been moved to the shoulder. She was speaking with a tow truck driver and a family member of a crash victim when another accident occurred at the same location. A pickup truck pulling a trailer left the roadway and struck all three individuals, killing Trooper Richard and the tow truck driver. The third pedestrian suffered severe injuries and died several days later.

Trooper Richard had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for nine years and was assigned to the Ocala District Office. She is survived by her 4-year-old son, parents, and grandparents.

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Deputy Sheriff James Louis Anderson, Jr.

St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
End of Watch: Thursday, January 14, 2010

Deputy James Anderson was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a vehicle on Florida 9A, in Jacksonville. The driver of the vehicle that struck him was driving in the dass alle Spieler eine gleiche und faire wrong lane of traffic when the crash occurred.

He was flown to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The suspect has been charged with DUI manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, and DUI property damage.

Deputy Anderson was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office for two years and had previously served with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office for three years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

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Sergeant Mike Wilson

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
End of Watch: Monday, August 5, 2013

Sergeant Mike Wilson was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call at an apartment complex on Veterans Boulevard in Port Charlotte.

The call involved a man in a physical fight with his wife and son. As Sergeant Wilson walked up to the stairs to the apartment the male subject emerged and opened fire from the second floor landing, striking Sergeant Wilson in the chest above his vest.

The subject then committed suicide.

Sergeant Wilson had served with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Thank you to all of the participants
for supporting this great event!