Brotherhood Ride Honors Memory of Barbara Pill
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // September 11, 2013
supporting families after a line of duty death
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – We were honored today to meet the Brotherhood Ride, a non-profit group comprised of volunteers founded in 2007 with a primary goal to offer support to the families left behind after a line of duty death.
The Brotherhood Ride is a team comprised of law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel who ride bicycles to Honor those who have died in the line of duty.
Over the past six years, the Brotherhood Ride has honored the memory and sacrifice of 444 First Responders and traveled over 4,800 miles through 15 states.
The team is supported by local law enforcement agencies who escort the team community by community and Elks Lodges who provide meals and lodging along the travel routes.
$5,000 DONATION IN NAME OF DEPUTY BARBARA PILL
The secondary goal is to raise funds to help support the families of first responder heroes during their time of need.
Today, Jeff Morse, the Brotherhood Ride President and Founder delivered a very generous donation of $5,000 in the name of Deputy Barbara Pill.
Jeff, who is a Lieutenant with the North Naples Fire Department was joined by his wife Candy as they presented the donation to Steve Pill, Agent Jeremy Pill and Chief Deputy Doug Waller.
I can’t thank the Brotherhood Riders enough for their outstanding commitment to help support the families of first responder heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting their communities.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.
Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft. That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases. Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today. The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.
Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.
Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.