Our Deputy Is Home: A Message From Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey

By  //  October 1, 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 • VIERA, FLORIDA – I couldn’t have been prouder than I was today to watch so many of our citizens line the “Escort” route to celebrate Casey coming home.

It was an emotional moment for our entire agency to see so many express their incredible support. Our members were deeply moved to watch the salutes, welcome home signs and flags.

I can tell you that your prayers and incredible gestures mean so much to Casey and our entire agency.

Today was a very important day in the healing process for Casey and his family.

A moment in time that we were very confident would come, but not too long ago was simply an optimistic hope ensured by prayer during a fight for survival.

For those that know me, there are very few moments where I am speechless, but today was overwhelming. I watched children from every school and day care along the route waiving as Casey passed.

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I watched businesses, Fire Stations and Police Departments standing and saluting, and I watched so many of our citizens standing and parked along the route smiling and expressing their faith and support.

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To see thousands of our citizens lining the streets welcoming Casey home was an exclamation point on how great it is to serve as a Law Enforcement Officer in Brevard County.

It was one of those once in a lifetime occasions that made a direct impact on Casey, his family and every one of your first responders across our great County.

It was truly a moment in time that we will always remember. As stated earlier, today was very important in the healing process for Casey, a path that will be very long and arduous.

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Please know that your continued thoughts and prayers are welcomed and so greatly appreciated.

On behalf of Casey, his family, and our agency thank you all so very much for standing with us during our time of need! It is truly a blessing to have such incredible citizens and support.

A very valuable partnership that makes Brevard County a very special place to call home.

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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.

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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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SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY: 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. (BCSO Image)


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