Sheriff Wayne Ivey Honors the Passing of Retired BCSO Commander Earle Petty

By  //  September 23, 2015

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'an honorable, valued Law Enforcement Officer'

EARLE PETTY-FULL

Our agency lost a beloved family member with the passing of Retired Commander Earle Petty. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Our agency lost a beloved family member with the passing of Retired Commander Earle Petty.

Commander Petty was an incredible family man, an honorable and valued Law Enforcement Officer, and most importantly a great friend who truly loved to serve as a member of our agency.

Commander Petty has proudly served our great Nation in many capacities, as a member of the US Army from 1953 -1973, retiring as a Master Sergeant, as a Melbourne Police Officer from 1973-1983, as a member of the BCSO from 1983 -1988 serving as the Jail Inspector, as Jail Commander from 1997-2004 and as South Precinct Commander from 2005-2006.

The majority of Commander Petty’s career was proudly served in the Brevard County Jail, an assignment that he truly loved. Commander Petty was an incredible leader who mentored and developed a number of our agency’s supervisors.

On behalf of our agency we ask that you please keep Commander Petty’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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