Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Thrush Passes Away

By  //  September 5, 2014

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Funeral service scheduled for September 8

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ABOVE MAP: Funeral Services for Deputy Daniel Thrush have been scheduled for Monday, September 8, at 11 a.m., and will take place at New Life Christian Fellowship, 6755 South Washington Avenue in Titusville.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — As some of you may have heard this week our agency lost a beloved family member with the passing of Deputy Sheriff Daniel Thrush, who lost a long and courageous battle to cancer Tuesday morning.

As a member of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Motor Unit, Deputy Dan Thrush, above, was committed to keeping our communities safe as they travel throughout our county. Dan’s accomplishments are incredible as his efforts are about a very valuable message, safety awareness. His demeanor is always calm and professional, performing with absolute courtesy (BCSO image)

As a member of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Motor Unit, Deputy Dan Thrush, above, was committed to keeping our communities safe as they travel throughout our county. Dan’s accomplishments are incredible as his efforts are about a very valuable message, safety awareness. His demeanor is always calm and professional, performing with absolute courtesy (BCSO image)

Dan was an incredible family man, a great friend, and most importantly, an honorable and valued Law Enforcement Officer who truly loved to serve as a Deputy Sheriff with our agency.

The majority of Dan’s career was proudly served in the Motorcycle Unit, an assignment that he truly loved.

Funeral Services for Deputy Thrush have been scheduled for Monday, September 8, at 11 a.m., and will take place at New Life Christian Fellowship, 6755 South Washington Avenue, Titusville.

A visitation for family and friends will be from 10-11 a.m. prior to the funeral service.

There will be a graveside service immediately following the funeral service at Oak Lawn Memorial Garden, 2116 Garden Street, Titusville.

On behalf of our agency we thank you for all of your continued support and ask that you please keep Dan’s family in your thoughts and prayers.

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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