Special Olympics Torch Run Set For Today

By  //  April 25, 2014

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all proceeds go to Special Olympics Florida

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ABOVE MAP: Join law enforcement officers as they run (or bike) together for a great cause.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — The 2014 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run will be held on April 25.

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The 2014 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run will be held on April 25. (BCSO image)

Please join fellow law enforcement officers, as they run (or bike) together for a great cause.

The public is welcome to join in the run as well. Law Enforcement Torch Run hats and t-shirts commemorating the event will be on sale at each leg of the race with all proceeds from the event going to Special Olympics Florida.

Below is a schedule for each leg of the run:

• Palm Bay Leg: Starting at 7 a.m., in the front parking lot of Palm Bay City Hall located at 120 Malabar Road, Palm Bay and running to the Publix, located at 1150 Malabar Road (2 miles).

• West Melbourne Leg: Starting at 8:30 a.m., at Calvary Chapel located at 2955 Minton Road, and running to the West Melbourne Police Department located at 2290 Minton Road, West Melbourne (1 mile).

Law Enforcement Torch Run hats and t-shirts commemorating the event will be on sale at each leg of the race with all proceeds from the event going to Special Olympics Florida. 

• Melbourne Leg: Starting at 9:30 a.m., at the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office South Precinct located at 1515 Sarno Road and running to Apollo Boulevard, then Babcock, and ending at the Melbourne Publix located at 1411 S. Babcock Street (3 miles).

• Cocoa Beach Leg: Starting at 11:30 a.m., at McDonald’s located at 3920 N. Atlantic Avenue, and ending at Publix, located at 2007 N. Atlantic Avenue (1 mile).

• Rockledge Leg: Starting at 12:30 p.m., at Publix, located at 1880 U.S. 1, Rockledge and running to Springwood Estates in Rockledge, located at 951 Eyster Boulevard (2 miles).

• Titusville Leg: Starting at 2:30 p.m., at Publix located at 3265 Garden Street, and end Sand Point Park located at 101 N. Washington Avenue (2 miles).

• Jail Leg: Starting at 3:30 p.m., at the Parrish Medical Center located at 5005 Port St. John Parkway and end at the Jail Complex parking lot located at 860 Camp Road (2 miles).

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.

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.

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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