Annual Awards Dinner

Fort Myers Police Foundation to host appreciation dinner for FMPD

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, the Fort Myers Police Foundation will again be hosting the “Men and Women in Blue of the Year” event honoring the women and men of the Fort Myers Police Department and other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. You are invited to join us.


An annual event, the ceremony will recognize those officers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to protect the citizens of Fort Myers and surrounding areas. As they receive their awards, you will hear the details of how these men and women frequently put themselves in harm’s way to maintain the peace and security of our community and often save lives. In addition, the ceremony will also recognize and thank those officers who have served our community for many years and will now be starting the next phase of their lives. More than 50 officers will be honored during the event.


The ceremony will be held at Colonial Country Club located at 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. Cocktails begin at 5:30 pm. The dinner and ceremony will follow at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $100 each with tables of eight available for $750.


All funds raised by the Foundation go towards purchasing life-saving equipment for the FMPD.


Established in 2014, the Foundation’s goal is to help build a stronger bond between the community and the Police Department. Since our formation, this 501(c)3 nonprofit has raised over $150,000 that has funded the purchase of medical kits for patrol cars, ballistic shields, electronic ear protection for shooting ranges, and a firearms training simulator.


Please plan on joining other local business and civic leaders for this event honoring the heroes of the Fort Myers Police Department.

Best Regards,

Derrick Diggs
Chief Derrick Diggs
Fort Myers Police Department


Paul Fratello
Paul Fratello, President
Fort Myers Police Foundation


Enclosed is my check for $__________, payable to The Fort Myers Police Foundation.

_____ Yes, we will attend and purchase a table of eight (8) for $750.
_____ Yes, we will attend and purchase (___) tickets at $100 each.
_____ I cannot attend but would like to sponsor (___) Police Officer(s) for $100 each.

_____ I cannot make this year’s event but please accept my enclosed contribution.

_____ I would like someone to contact me about corporate sponsorship opportunities.



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Please complete and return a copy of this form via email or mail:
Email: Paul Fratello at
Mail: Fort Myers Police Foundation, 2210 Widman Way, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Questions? Please call 610-470-0049 or email

IMPORTANT NOTE: Agreements must be received by January 27, 2017. Payment due upon receipt.

Contributions to the Fort Myers Police Foundation are tax-deductible under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.