VIDEO: Sheriff Wayne Ivey Addresses Media On Agent Casey Smith’s Return Home

By  //  September 30, 2015

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ABOVE VIDEO: Sheriff Wayne Ivey speaks to the media to report that Agent Casey Smith, the deputy shot last month who has spent the past month in a hospital recovering in Orlando, has made a furious comeback and is back home with family and friends. (SpaceCoastDaily Video)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is very pleased to announce that Agent Casey Smith has been released from the Orlando Regional Medical Center’s care.

Casey and his family were escorted back to Brevard by members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

The escort traveled south on Fiske Boulevard to the intersection of Stadium Parkway, where they continued south until reaching the Viera Government Center, located at the intersection of the Stadium Parkway and Judge Fran Jamieson way, Viera.

The Sheriff’s Office ESCORT was supported by members of the Orlando Police Department, Cocoa Police Department, Rockledge Police Department and Brevard County Fire Rescue.

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Sheriff Ivey encouraged everyone who would like to show their support for Casey and line the roadway of Fiske Boulevard and Stadium Parkway.

 “We are so happy to finally bring our Deputy home,” Sheriff Wayne Ivey said.

BCSO-BADGE-180“There is still a very long road to full recovery, but we have been blessed with the efforts of our first responders, our Brevard County Fire Rescue, the teams at Wuesthoff Medical Center and the Orlando Regional Medical Center, the Central Florida Blood Bank and the incredible support of our citizens. Casey’s care has been followed by thousands with faith and answered prayers.

“I would like to personally thank everyone who has stood in support of Casey and his entire law enforcement family during this difficult time.”

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ABOVE MAP: An escort for BCSO Agent Casey Smith will travel south on Fiske Boulevard to the intersection of Stadium Parkway, where they will continue south until reaching the Viera Government Center, located at the intersection of the Stadium Parkway and Judge Fran Jamieson way in Viera.

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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