Cape Coral Police Department
1100 Cultural Park Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Date: March 16, 2011
Subject: Cape Coral Police Department’s Officer of the Month- Officer Sydney Wilcox
The Cape Coral Police Department is proud to announce the Officer of the Month for February 2011, Officer Sydney Wilcox. On February 20th Officer Wilcox was dispatched to a physical disturbance in which a passerby called police to report a fight between several children in the street.
Upon arrival, Officer Wilcox realized that the children were simply roughhousing because they were bored. Officer Wilcox asked the children why they weren’t playing football. They children stated that they didn’t own a football. Officer Wilcox advised the children to be careful and he left the scene, however Officer Wilcox was not done with the call for service.
Officer Wilcox drove to Target and purchased two Nerf footballs with his own money and returned to the scene where he gave them to the children.
“Thank you for an impressive display of kindness and service to our community” said Chief Murphy of Officer Wilcox’s actions.