BCSO Corrections Deputy Aids Woman In Overturned, Submerged Vehicle
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // June 4, 2015
Deputy Marcos Allende-Villafane renders aid
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Corrections Deputy Marcos Allende-Villafane recently rendered aid to a woman who was the victim of a vehicle that overturned in a ditch filled with water.
Earlier this week, Deputy Allende-Villafane, while operating the Transport Van for the Brevard County Jail, came upon an overturned vehicle on U.S. 1 in the Rockledge area.
Deputy Allende-Villafane stopped his vehicle in an effort to render aid to any possible occupants of the vehicle that was overturned.
He jumped into the ditch that was filled with water and searched the overturned vehicle that was already submerging.
Deputy Allende-Villafane located a single female occupant who he helped remove from the vehicle and carry to safety from the vehicle that was continuing to fill with water.
He then stayed with the victim until arriving units could arrive and assist with the incident.
Please join me in commending Corrections Deputy Allende-Villafane for his quick thinking and actions, that without question, helped to rescue a person in distress.
I could not be more proud of the actions of our members who each and every day do great things to help protect our community and citizens.
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.
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. 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.