Sheriff’s Office Members Save Injured Sea Turtle

By  //  March 2, 2015

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turtle transferred to Preservation Society

Earlier this week, members of the Animal Enforcement, Ag/Marine, and Motor Units from the Canaveral Precinct rescued an injured sea turtle that was entangled in fishing line and was unable to get free. (BCSO Images)

Earlier this week, members of the Animal Enforcement, Ag/Marine, and Motor Units from the Canaveral Precinct rescued an injured sea turtle that was entangled in fishing line and was unable to get free. (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Members of the Animal Enforcement, Ag/Marine and Motor Units from the Canaveral Precinct rescued an injured sea turtle last week that was entangled in fishing line and was unable to get free.

BCSO-STAR-180In order to save the turtle’s life, our team had to first recover the turtle from the water and then remove the fishing line and a giant hook that was tightly wrapped around the turtle’s neck preventing it from moving.

Our team members worked together to cut the line and giant hook away from the turtle while being cheered on by onlookers from a nearby cruise ship and campers in Jetty Park.

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Once the line was safely removed the turtle was transferred to the Sea Turtle Preservation Society to assist in a full recovery.

Everyday our members work to protect our citizens while also acting without hesitation to help an incredible creature or pet that is harm’s way.

I could not be more proud of our team for everything they do to protect our community and for their compassion to protect anything or anyone who needs help.

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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