Sheriff’s Office Earns Top Finishes at Motorcycle Competition
By Giles Malone // September 24, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — On Saturday, September 22nd the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Motor Unit participated in the 2nd Annual Space Coast Motorcycle Safety Training and Trials event, which was hosted by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Cocoa Police Department and Melbourne Police Department.
More than 50 law enforcement officers from around the State of Florida competed in the motorcycle skills competition which was held in the parking lot of the Melbourne Square Mall, located on West New Haven Avenue.
While competing, officers demonstrated the skills and techniques necessary to safely negotiate obstacles they may expect to encounter during daily enforcement.
Several members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Motor Unit were recognized for their outstanding performances at the event:
Corporal Chris Ferrante: 1st Place Individual Metric Division and 3rd Place Overall Individual
Corporal Chris Ferrante and Deputy Frank Santiago: 1st Place Overall Team Ride
Deputy Frank Santiago: 2nd Place Individual Metric Division and 4th Place Overall Individual
Sergeant Scott Behringer: 3rd Place Overall in the Challenge Ride
Corporal Chris Ferrante and Deputy Bryan Kanipe: 3rd Place Team Slowride
In addition, the event also raised funds to benefit “Families of the Shield”, a non-profit organization that supports law enforcement officers and their families in times of need or in the event of an officer’s death.
For any additional information related to this event, please contact Motor Unit Sergeant Scott Behringer at (321) 863-1236.