Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey Commends Surgeons At Wuesthoff Medical Center

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SHERIFF WAYN IVEY: "Throughout the entire night, the Wuesthoff team made sure that Casey was given the finest care, his family was as comfortable as possible, and that our BCSO and BCFR Family was well informed of everything that was taking place to save our Deputy."

SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY: “Throughout the entire night, the Wuesthoff team made sure that Casey was given the finest care, his family was as comfortable as possible, and that our BCSO and BCFR Family was well informed of everything that was taking place to save our Deputy.”

I wanted to take a moment to personally thank everyone who have given so much to support and help our agency in our time of need.

Earlier today it was mentioned to me that I had forgotten to personally commend the incredibly dedicated staff and surgeons at Wuesthoff Medical Center for everything they did to save our Agent, Casey Smith’s life after he was shot in the line of duty.

There are so many that are to be credited and commended with giving Casey a chance to survive that night, but none greater than the team at Wuesthoff.

They not only worked under extreme conditions to save his life, but did so with great compassion.

I can tell you that the hospital’s waiting rooms were overflowing with Fire Rescue, law enforcement, family, friends and citizens who were all awaiting and praying for good news.

Throughout the entire night, the Wuesthoff team made sure that Casey was given the finest care, his family was as comfortable as possible, and that our BCSO and BCFR Family was well informed of everything that was taking place to save our Deputy.

SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY: “Throughout the entire night, the Wuesthoff team made sure that Casey was given the finest care, his family was as comfortable as possible, and that our BCSO and BCFR Family was well informed of everything that was taking place to save our Deputy.”

Throughout the entire night, the Wuesthoff team made sure that Casey was given the finest care, his family was as comfortable as possible, and that our BCSO and BCFR Family was well informed of everything that was taking place to save our Deputy.

The surgical team demonstrated great ability in stabilizing Casey as much as humanly possible, and in making the decisions that would give him the best chance for survival.

And to be perfectly honest, they were completely calm while working under what was probably one of the most intense scenarios possible.

I want to personally apologize to the Wuesthoff team of dedicated individuals for not previously mentioning their efforts to save Casey.

While to them it was probably “just another day at the office” of saving lives, to us it was amazing, and I feel amiss that I have failed to personally thank so many for so much.

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On behalf of our agency and Casey’s family, I want to thank the incredible medical service provider teams for everything they do everyday!

I would also like to thank the incredible team of the Orlando Regional Medical Center who are currently caring for Casey.

We know Casey is, and has been in good hands, and we greatly appreciate their efforts as well.

ABOVE VIDEO: Sheriff Wayne Ivey addresses the media at a press conference on Thursday night. (Zach Clark, SpaceCoastDaily video)

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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