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Florida police officer dies after being injured in shooting, police say

Adam Jobbers-Miller was shot while answering a call at a Florida gas station on July 21, police said.

(Fort Myers Police Department)

A Florida police officer who was shot and injured last week while responding to a call at a gas station and died of his injuries, police confirmed on Saturday.

The Fort Myers Police released a report about the announcement of the death of Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller, 29.

“It is with a heavy heart that we inform our community that Fort Myers police officer Adam Jobbers-Miller died as a result of the injuries sustained on Saturday, July 21, the statement said. “We ask that you continue to pray for the Officer Jobbers-Miller’s family, friends and our entire Fort Myers Police Department of the Family.”

It is with a heavy heart that we inform our community that Ft. Myers police officer Adam Jobbers-Miller died as a result of the injuries sustained on Saturday, July 21. Please continue to pray for the Officer Jobbers-Miller’s family, friends and our whole Family FMPD pic.twitter.com/sz1U5huO5a

— Fort Myers Police (@fortmyerspolice) July 29, 2018

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Jobbers-Miller, who police earlier said had been on the force since September 2015, was injured while reporting to a Marathon Gas station in Fort Myers around 7:30 am on 21 July when a gunman opened fire. After the meeting, Jobbers-Miller was rushed to a hospital by another officer, where he had an emergency operation, police said. She added that after the surgery, his condition was listed as critical but stable. The suspect was taken to the police, according to police.

“Words can’t express the emotions by the Fort Myers Police the family at this time,” chief of Police Derrick Diggs said in a press release at the time of the shooting.

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After the news Saturday of Jobbers-Miller’s passing, Lee County Undersheriff Carmine Marceno described the officer in a Facebook post as “a real hero for all of us” and said: “words cannot sum up how we feel, but together we will all help each other in this time of need.”

“In the course of the last week, the whole community joined hands to support Officer Jobbers-Miller and his family,” the post said. “The thin blue line runs strong in Southwest Florida.”

Fox News’ Keith Harden, Dom Calicchio, Stephen Sorace and Katherine Lamb contributed to this report.

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