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Deputy Sheriff Margena Silvia Nunez | Lee County Sheriff's Office, Florida Lee County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

Margena Silvia Nunez

Lee County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, October 22, 2006

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 99-092

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: At large

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Deputy Margena Nunez was killed when a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver collided into her patrol car.

She was conducting traffic control in the area of State Road 82 and Sunshine Boulevard, in Lehigh Acres, at the scene of a previous fatal traffic accident when the incident occurred.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested and charged with DUI, negligent homicide and vehicular manslaughter. He was released less than 24 hours later from the Lee County Jail after posting a $40,000 bail. He failed to appear for his trial and remains at large.

Deputy Nunez had served with the Lee County Sheriff's Office for seven years and is survived by her husband and two children.

Deputy Nunez was assigned to the East District substation.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 20, 2016


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