Valor Awards Recognizes Law Enforcement Excellence

By  //  August 23, 2014

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our local heroes are properly recognized

Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Valor Award Ceremony

Earlier this week, Sheriff Wayne Ivey had the honor of attending the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Valor Award Ceremony that recognizes law enforcement officers from around the county in three different areas; Life Saving Actions, Awards of Merit, and Medals of Valor.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Earlier this week, I had the honor of attending the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Valor Award Ceremony that recognizes law enforcement officers from around the county in three different areas; Life Saving Actions, Awards of Merit, and Medals of Valor.

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I could not be more proud of the incredible actions of the Public Safety Officers that were recognized last night and would like to personally thank each of them for their service to our citizens.

Please join me in congratulating all of the award recipients and also in thanking the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce for hosting the event each year to make sure our local heroes are properly recognized.

AWARD RECIPIENTS

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The Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida presented their 6th Annual Valor Awards Banquet at the Crown Plaza Oceanfront on Wednesday, Aug. 20. (Victoria Jennings Mitchell image)

• Deputy Craig Adelman
• Corrections Deputy Patrick Arquette & K9 Earle
• Corporal Jason Brimm
• Agent Marlon Buggs
• Deputy Greg Darville
• Agent Troy Deavers
• Corporal Garret DeWind
• Agent Kirk Geweniger
• Deputy Brittany Hewett
• Corp. Jason Holloman
• Deputy David Kolker
VALOR-AWARDS-580-6• Deputy Richard Lemons
• Deputy Laura Lytle
• Deputy Frankie Mays
• Deputy Jamie McGowan
• Agent Daniel Ogden
• Senior Staff Assistant Jean Palmer
• Lt. Timothy Pemberton
• Ret. Dep. Charles Pfrimmer
• Sgt. Carlos Reyes
• ID Supervisor Tina Ringfield
• Corp. Jerry Shealy
• Agent Michael Spadafora
• Corrections Deputy Barre Taylor
• Sgt. Robert Vitaliano

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The Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida presented their 6th Annual Valor Awards Banquet at the Crown Plaza Oceanfront on Wednesday, Aug. 20. (Victoria Jennings Mitchell image)

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The Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida presented their 6th Annual Valor Awards Banquet at the Crown Plaza Oceanfront on Wednesday, Aug. 20. (Victoria Jennings Mitchell image)

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The Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida presented their 6th Annual Valor Awards Banquet at the Crown Plaza Oceanfront on Wednesday, Aug. 20. (Victoria Jennings Mitchell image)

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The Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida presented their 6th Annual Valor Awards Banquet at the Crown Plaza Oceanfront on Wednesday, Aug. 20. (Victoria Jennings Mitchell image)

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The Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida presented their 6th Annual Valor Awards Banquet at the Crown Plaza Oceanfront on Wednesday, Aug. 20. (Victoria Jennings Mitchell image)

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The Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida presented their 6th Annual Valor Awards Banquet at the Crown Plaza Oceanfront on Wednesday, Aug. 20. (Victoria Jennings Mitchell image)

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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