Local Law Enforcement Torch Run Honors Special Olympics At Space Coast Stadium

By  //  April 25, 2015

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ABOVE VIDEO: A look back at the Special Olympics Torch Run at Space Coast Stadium. (SpaceCoastDaily Video)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On Thursday, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office along with agencies from around the county participated in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run, which ended with a Softball game and celebration at the Space Coast Stadium to help raise money for the Special Olympics Florida.

The Special Olympics transforms lives through sports everyday.

They are the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities and they serve 26,000 athletes with help from 19,000 dedicated volunteers.

I would like to thank everyone who came to participate in the different legs of the Torch Run, everyone from our agency who helped with Thursday’s events, the Space Coast Stadium Staff, everyone from Special Olympics Florida for their support and Corporal Dave Jacobs from our agency for all of his planning which made today so successful.

– Sheriff Wayne Ivey

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.

Charity softball game was played between law enforcement and the special olympics team.

Charity softball game was played between law enforcement and the special olympics team.

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Law Enforcement helped pay tribute to Special Olympics. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

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Space Coast Stadium hosted the Special Olympics Torch Run festivities. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

 

Volunteers and residents ventured to Space Coast Stadium Thursday to honor the Special Olympics. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

Space Coast Stadium hosted the Special Olympics Torch Run festivities. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

Law Enforcement helped pay tribute to Special Olympics. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

Law Enforcement helped pay tribute to Special Olympics. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

Law Enforcement helped pay tribute to Special Olympics. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

Law Enforcement helped pay tribute to Special Olympics. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

Volunteers and residents ventured to Space Coast Stadium Thursday to honor the Special Olympics. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

Volunteers and residents ventured to Space Coast Stadium Thursday to honor the Special Olympics. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

Volunteers and residents ventured to Space Coast Stadium Thursday to honor the Special Olympics. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

Volunteers and residents ventured to Space Coast Stadium Thursday to honor the Special Olympics. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

Law Enforcement helped pay tribute to Special Olympics. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

Law Enforcement helped pay tribute to Special Olympics. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

Law Enforcement helped pay tribute to Special Olympics. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

Law Enforcement helped pay tribute to Special Olympics. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

The Torch takes over the mound at Space Coast Stadium. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

The Torch takes over the mound at Space Coast Stadium. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

The Torch takes over the mound at Space Coast Stadium. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

The Torch takes over the mound at Space Coast Stadium. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

The Torch takes over the mound at Space Coast Stadium. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

The Torch takes over the mound at Space Coast Stadium. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

Space Coast Stadium hosted the Special Olympics Torch Run festivities. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

Space Coast Stadium hosted the Special Olympics Torch Run festivities. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

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Participants of the Torch Run pose for SpaceCoastDaily. (SpaceCoastDaily Image)

 


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