Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Retired Commander George McGee Passes Away

By  //  October 31, 2015

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services will be held Friday, Nov. 6

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Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Commander George McGee, 67, passed away at Wuesthoff Hospital in Rockledge last Thursday. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Last Thursday evening we lost a member of our BCSO family, retired Commander George McGee, 67, who passed away at Wuesthoff Hospital in Rockledge.

George was hired as a Deputy Sheriff on October 9, 1979, serving our agency with distinction and honor for over 25 years. George retired from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in March 2005, to spend time with family and friends. He was also a military veteran, serving his country in the United States Air Force from 1967-1973.

Currently, Lt. Don Barker and members of our agency are working to comfort George’s family, including wife Cheri; daughter Lannie; son Sean; five granddaughters, Madeline, Elizabeth, Emerson, Georgia and Nyah; grandson Manny; and to assist them as they prepare the final arrangements for his celebration of life.

Viewing and services will be held on Friday, Nov. 6 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, located at 1136 Seminole Drive in Rockledge.

The viewing will be held from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., with services immediately following.

Please keep the McGee family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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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