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Lee Sheriff’s mapping initiative provides critical information for emergency responses

Hoping to save precious time as emergencies unfold, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office is mapping in detail Lee County school buildings and Lee Health medical facilities.

“(This) provides real-time, high-resolution maps of emergency scenes to our deputies and other first responders,” Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said at a media briefing Thursday. “This technology dramatically improves response to critical incidents at major facilities in Lee County.”

Mapping has been completed on 93 Lee County school buildings, including all of the county’s traditional school facilities, and the five major Lee Health hospitals, including Golisano Children’s Hospital.

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Deputy Chance’s suspected abuser has been arrested, dog’s mouth was taped shut

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said they have arrested the teen they believe taped a dog’s mouth shut closed in Lehigh Acres in February.

Deputies found the dog foaming at the mouth, bloody, malnourished, with red electrical tape taped around his mouth. The dog eventually recovered and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office appointed him a deputy. The dog is now known as Deputy Chance.

Investigators were able to pull fingerprints off the electrical tape and matched them to 18-year-old Oscar Lee Thompson III, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. 

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