SHERIFF IVEY: Verdict Was Emotional Step Toward Closure

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'professionalism, commitment second to none'

ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey and State Attorney Phil Archer comment on Brandon Bradley’s first degree murder conviction of Deputy Barbara Pill.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – I would like to take a moment to share a few personal thoughts relating to today’s guilty verdict in the trial of Brandon Bradley.

SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY: I would like to take a moment and share a few personal thoughts relating to today's guilty verdict in the trial of Brandon Bradley. (BCSO image)

SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY: I would like to take a moment and share a few personal thoughts relating to today’s guilty verdict in the trial of Brandon Bradley. (BCSO image)

First, I would like to thank everyone who offered support and love for Barbara’s family during this very difficult time. The verdict was an emotional ending and a step toward closure that will allow Barbara’s family and extended BCSO family the opportunity to start the healing process.

I would like to also recognize the incredible effort by everyone involved in the investigation and prosecution. Your efforts and passion for justice are truly appreciated.

Very few can truly understand how difficult it is to investigate and prosecute a homicide, especially when it centers around a friend, coworker and family member. Your professionalism and commitment are second to none!

The support of our community has been tremendous and appreciated more than you could ever know.

bcso-star-180I would like to also recognize the incredible effort by everyone involved in the investigation and prosecution. Your efforts and passion for justice are truly appreciated.

Very few can truly understand how difficult it is to investigate and prosecute a homicide, especially when it centers around a friend, coworker and family member. Your professionalism and commitment are second to none!

Lastly, I would like to recognize the strength of Steve, Jeremy, Ryan and Kaitlin. It is unimaginable to lose a loved one, yet in your time of need, your faith was the pillar of support for so many.

Our thoughts and prayers are now and will forever be with you! Thank you for sharing Barbara with us, her memory and legacy has blessed us all! 

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.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

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.


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