Cape Coral Police Will Be Conducting a city-wide High Visibility Traffic Enforcement Operation tomorrow

The Cape Coral Police Department have confirmed via their website that they will be conducting a high visibility traffic enforcement operation on Friday December 6, 2019. According to Cape Coral Police, “This is part of our continuing efforts to increase traffic safety awareness, education, and emphasis on the importance of obeying traffic laws to reduce traffic crashes, injuries, and deaths on the roadways in Cape Coral.”

This high visibility traffic enforcement operation will be conducted by Patrol and Traffic officers in which police officers will be focusing on moving violations such as speeding, red-light and stop sign violations, as well as aggressive driving.

Additional focus will be placed on criminal violations such as DUI and reckless driving.

“Visible enforcement increases awareness, encourages motorists to obey traffic laws, and reduces crashes. The Cape Coral Police Department encourages you to drive courteously and reminds you to obey the rules of the road.”

Death Investigation Ruled a Murder – Suicide

According to a statement released today by Cape Coral Police Department, a death investigation that left a mother and son deceased, has been ruled a murder – suicide.

Officers with the Cape Coral Police Department responded to a home in the 2600 block of NW 9th Street at approximately 8:45 a.m. on December 3rd, 2019. Further investigation located two deceased persons, a male, who has been identified as 37 year old, Michael Edward Walpole and female, who has been identified as 59 year old Joanne Lynn Walpole inside the home.

The investigation has revealed that Joanne Lynn Walpole shot the family dog, her son, Michael Edward Walpole and then committed suicide. The family dog was removed by Lee County Animal Control and has survived.

The investigation into the motive is ongoing at this time.