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Florida Officer Was Killed With His Duty Weapon, Report Says

July 31, 2018  | 

Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller was killed with his own gun, according to a new report. (Photo: Fort Myers PD)
Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller was killed with his own gun, according to a new report. (Photo: Fort Myers PD)

Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller died from a gunshot fired from his own weapon while he was on the ground, according to the Fort Myers Police Department arrest report for shooting suspect Wisner Desmaret.

Desmaret allegedly stole a cellphone and ran from police, according to official documents released Monday, reports the Fort Myers News-Press. He apparently looked like he was going to comply before lunging at Officer Jobbers-Miller, knocking the 29-year-old officer to the ground. The officer landed face-up.

Desmaret reportedly hovered over the officer, reached for the officer's gun, and pulled it from his duty belt and fired.

Desmaret yelled out multiple expletives after allegedly shooting Jobbers-Miller, the report states, and then began to taunt officers.

Officer Jobbers-Miller died Saturday.


Comments (7)

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kevcopaz @ 7/31/2018 2:22 PM

Seems to me the rate of officers NOT shooting suspects who they CAN LAWFULLY SHOOT is on the rise. Officers are taking beatings, getting shot (even woith own weapon) and it seems they are second guessing themselves and not using their training and instincts and just shooting this scum bags for fear of BLM and Libs crucifying them. I still say better tried by 12 then buried by 6, Word to these scum bags, dont try this crap with older officers we will KILL YOU without blinking an eye. I also have to ask .......why is this suspect still alive?

WestCoastLEO @ 7/31/2018 3:03 PM

They should have shot him. Its gettin to be the time when this BS needs correcting.

BraumaBull @ 7/31/2018 4:52 PM

Simmer down kevcopaz

Jim Barrett @ 7/31/2018 4:53 PM

Try that with one of us retirees...you'll be on the last train to big adios. This what happens when you teach being a guardian of democracy instead of a warrior at academies.

Trigger @ 7/31/2018 7:13 PM

I have several questions that are bothering me about this tragic event:
Did the victim officer have his weapon drawn prior to being knocked down? If the officer did not have his weapon drawn then what type or retention level of holster did he have. Per the above info the officer was face up and the weapon was removed from his duty belt. This would not have been easy to accomplish.

Jon Retired LEO @ 8/1/2018 3:41 PM

I heartily agree with the other 2 posts.

Kenny @ 8/4/2018 12:50 PM

Barrett, that is what I was going to write. If society demands less LE shootings, then it must be prepared to provide more time/money for defensive tactics training. The warriors I work with train on our own time/dime. Not taking anything away from the officer, I did not know him or the circumstances of this incident. Just saying, in general. RIP brother.

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