On March 17, Sergeant Gail Gamble and Lieutenant Tabbatha Carter were recognized at the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated Finer Womanhood Brunch. Each year, the Ladies of the Eta Alpha Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta honors minority women who are doing positive works in their community. In the past they have honored women in Greek-letter organizations, women in ministry, healthcare professionals and attorneys. This year, they focused on women in law enforcement who reflect the principles of Duty, Honor, and Courage.
The event was held at Dr. Carrie D. Robinson Center where 10 women in law enforcement from Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Charlotte Correctional Institute, Ft. Myers Police Department, and Lee County Sheriff’s Office were the guests of honor. They were escorted through event by Colonel Thomas Rodgers from Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and Corporal Demetris Jackson from Collier County Sheriff’s Office.
Sergeant Gail Gamble was born in Marianna, F.L. and began her career as a Corrections Deputy at the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office on November 20, 1991. She is dual certified and currently works in the Booking area of the Detention Bureau. Sgt. Gamble graduated from Florida A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and has attended several continuing education courses related to her profession. Sgt. Gamble continues to be a dedicated and loyal employee of the Sheriff’s Office who goes above and beyond to demonstrate the core values of the agency in both word and action.
Lieutenant Tabbatha Carter was born in Elizabeth, N.J. and moved to Southwest Florida December 5, 2000. She began her career as a Corrections Officer at the Department of Corrections May 25, 2001. She left the prison system and began a career at the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office August 16, 2002, where she became dual certified. Lt. Carter is currently an Administrative Lieutenant who works with Transportation, Medical, Booking, and Classification. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Management (Criminal Justice) and a Master’s degree in Management (Human Resource). Lt. Carter’s volunteer activities reflect the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office’s core values of service to the community.
“Lieutenant Carter and Sergeant Gamble continue to set an example for their peers of service before self,” stated Sheriff Bill Prummell. “I am proud of their work in our community, and thankful to the members of Zeta Phi Beta for recognizing their dedication.”