Desmaret sentenced to life for murder of FMPD Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller
Wisner Desmaret was sentenced to life in prison today for the murder of Fort Myers Police Department Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller, with no chance of parole.
State Attorney Amira Fox and Assistant State Attorney Andreas Gardiner prosecuted the case.
“I hope today’s sentence brings some peace and solace to the families of Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller, both those who raised him and his law enforcement family, the Fort Myers Police Department, and all in law enforcement. The actions of the defendant on July 21, 2018, impacted so many lives, as well as an entire community. Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller was upholding his oath, to preserve, protect, and serve, when he was executed in a malicious and violent act. He lost his life protecting us. We must all remember that this is what law enforcement does for us every day, often making the ultimate sacrifice like Adam did,” said State Attorney Fox.
The State did seek the death penalty, but the jury did not make the unanimous findings necessary, under the law at the time the case was tried, for a death sentence.
“I would like to thank the jury for their hard work on this case. I would also like to commend the swift actions of Fort Myers Police Department Lt. Peter Tarman, who was the first to render aid to Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller, Officer Britney Johnson, who rushed him to the hospital in the back of her patrol vehicle, and Officer Matt Zarillo who stopped the defendant’s violent rampage following such a horrendous crime. All three also testified at trial. Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller is a hero, who was performing his official duties, in trying to stop the chaos caused by the defendant that day, just feet away from a very busy and populated roadway. His heroic actions in a dangerous and erratic situation exemplified what it is to be a law enforcement officer. He will forever be remembered,” said State Attorney Fox.
Source: Office of the State Attorney 20th Judicial Circuit