BCSO Hoops Team Blasts Metro Dade For Cops Title

By  //  June 21, 2013

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Carl Jenkins pours in 34 points

The Brevard County Sheriff's Office All-Star Basketball team won the Florida Law Enforcement Games Championship. (BCSO image)

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office All-Star Basketball team won the Florida Law Enforcement Games Championship. Team members include, front row left to right: Leonard Jones, Lance Behringer, Lorenzo Hutchinson, Aldo Nunez and John Ready. Back row, left to right, Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Assistant Coach Gerald Land, Carl Jenkins, Mark Spencer, Mark Myers and Head Coach Greg Buttrick. (BCSO image)

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office basketball team won the Gold Medal today at the Florida Law Enforcement and Fire Games. BCSO won the championship game against Metro Dade, 77-64.

The Florida Law Enforcement Games were established in 1985, and in addition to basketball, the games feature more than 40 competitive sports, including archery, baseball, bowling and track and field. The games were held on the Space Coast in 1998 and 1999, and presented by Rusty Buchanan’s Space Coast Sports Promotions.

JENKINS POURS IN 34, PULLS DOWN 14

In the championship game, the team was led by Corrections Deputy Carl Jenkins who poured in 34 points, with 21 coming from 3-point range. Jenkins also had 14 rebounds.

Jenkins’ fellow team members and coaches include Leonard Jones, Lance Behringer, Lorenzo Hutchinson, Aldo Nunez, John Ready, Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Assistant Coach Gerald Land, Mark Spencer, Mark Myers and Head Coach Greg Buttrick.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

“The team continued to play well together under pressure and demonstrated professionalism throughout the week,” said said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

“I am not only proud of our basketball team, but greatly appreciate all of our agency members that traveled to the Florida Law and Fire Games this week on annual leave to represent our agency. We all had a great time and represented BCSO with class.”

OPEN TO COPS, FIREFIGHTERS, MILITARY PERSONNEL

The Florida Police and Fire Games are open to Florida law enforcement, firefighters, and military (active duty, reserves, National Guard and retirees from all military branches). The games are held the third full week each June.

Approximately 5,000 competitors, representing over 200 different agencies, competed in the more than 40 Olympic-style sporting events.

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