Lee Bushong is an integral part of the Lee County Community. Born and raised in Ohio, Mr. Bushong joined the Marines at the age of 17. After serving two tours in the Marine Corps, Bushong settled in Fort Myers, Florida, with his wife Sarah and his three children. Once settled, Bushong joined the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and held a number of supervisory positions including detective, sergeant, patrol supervisor, Detective Sergeant and Lieutenant In Charge of Intelligence. Bushongs responsibilities included working a county-wide task force, patrol, homicide and intelligence. After a little over ten years with the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, Bushong left the Sheriff’s Office in December 2009.
In addition to his service in the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, Bushong stays active in the community donating time to a number of charitable organizations such as the Marine Corps League, the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars (VFW), the Masonic Lodge, food drives, and the Toys-for-Tots. Most recently, Bushong has been pursuing a degree in Forensic Anthropology at Florida Gulf Coast University. One year ago, he opened Bushong and Associates, a private investigation firm focusing on cold cases and homicides.
Lee Bushong is currently beginning a campaign to become Lee County’s next Sheriff. Bushong feels that he can “provide a lot better level of service from the Sheriff’s Department to the residents of Lee County.” “My goal is to uphold the letter of the law as it is said to be done,” Bushong stated. Bushong feels that his time spent with the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, his military experience and educational background has prepared him well to serve as Lee County’s next Sheriff. Besides his current coursework at FGCU, Bushong’s formal education
began San Marcos, California at Palomar Community College. After moving to Fort Myers, he attended college at Edison College, earning an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice. After graduating from Edison with honors, he attended university at Barry, graduating at the very top of his class with a major in psychology. aIn addition to his formal education, Bushong took advantage of specialized training in areas such as case management, media relations, line supervision, command-level management and varying investigative techniques,
with over 1,970 hours of documented training.
For more information on the Lee Bushong campaign you can visit www.lee2012.com.
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