Lee County Sheriff's Office Community Service Aide Kayla Campisi has been named the Southwest Florida Police Chief's Association 2011 Civilian of the Year. In a media release sent by the SWFPCA, it noted CSA Campisi was honored on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2011 "for her quick and proficient handling of an encounter with an armed subject while investigating a burglary...through her quick and decisive action and calm demeanor, she facilitated the disarming of the subject and called for assistance from sworn deputies who subsequently arrested the perpetrator for aggravated assault."
Sheriff Mike was quoted as stating, "We at the Lee County Sheriff's Office are proud of Community Service Aide Kayla Campisi for remaining calm and decisive when confronted by a subject armed with a pistol."
The SWFPCA is a 25-year-old coalition of Chief Executives and Commanders from area law enforcement agencies formed to promote coordinated and efficient services to citizens. You can visit their website at www.swfpca.org.
Also recognized during the ceremony was Officer of the Year, 2011, Officer David Wagoner of the Cape Coral Police Department and Outstanding Service Award recipient, J. Purdy of the State Attorney's Office.
For more information and a photo of CSA Campisi receiving her award from the SWFPCA President, Punta Gorda Police Chief Albert Arenal, and Lee County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Rob Homan, visit our Facebook page.