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Funeral for Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs

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On April 28th, 2021, Fort Myers, Florida held a funeral service to honor the late Police Chief Derrick Diggs. Chief Diggs had served as the Chief of Police for the Fort Myers Police Department since 2018 and was a respected leader in the community. The funeral was attended by hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the state and nation. Family, friends, and colleagues of Chief Diggs gathered to celebrate his life and mourn his passing. The service was filled with emotional tributes, heartfelt speeches, and a final salute to the fallen hero.

Funeral for Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs

Fort Myers, Florida recently said goodbye to their beloved Police Chief Derrick Diggs, who passed away suddenly at the age of 55. Diggs was a police chief for over 20 years and had served in the Fort Myers Police Department for the past four years. He was a beloved leader and mentor to the officers and community members of Fort Myers. On June 19th, hundreds of people gathered at the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers to pay their respects and celebrate his life.

A Life of Dedication to Public Service

Chief Derrick Diggs was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in the city’s public housing projects. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Eastern Michigan University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Michigan. He began his law enforcement career in 1990 as an officer with the Detroit Police Department.

Throughout his career, Diggs worked in various positions within the Detroit Police Department, including roles as a patrol officer, sergeant, lieutenant and commander. In 2015, he was appointed Chief of Police for the City of Fort Myers. During his tenure in Fort Myers, Diggs was known for his commitment to community policing and for his efforts to strengthen the relationship between the police department and the community.

Celebrating Chief Diggs’ Life and Legacy

At the funeral service, hundreds of people gathered to pay their respects and celebrate Chief Diggs’ life and legacy. There were representatives from law enforcement agencies from all over the country, as well as members of the Fort Myers community. The service was filled with music, prayer, and tributes to Chief Diggs.

The Fort Myers Police Department presented a flag to Chief Diggs’ family as a symbol of their gratitude and appreciation. Mayor Randy Henderson and other city officials spoke of Chief Diggs’ commitment to public service and to the Fort Myers community. The service concluded with a 21-gun salute and a flyover of police helicopters in tribute to Chief Diggs.

A Lasting Impact on the Fort Myers Community

Chief Derrick Diggs was a beloved leader and mentor to the officers and community members of Fort Myers. He was a passionate advocate for community policing and worked to strengthen the relationship between the police department and the community. He was also an advocate for police reform, and he worked to make sure that the department was transparent and accountable to the public.

Chief Diggs’ legacy will live on in the Fort Myers community. He was a leader who was committed to making a positive difference in the lives of the people he served. His death is a great loss, but his memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew him and in the Fort Myers community.

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