Longtime BCSO Member Corporal Sam Walton Retires After 21 Years of Service

By  //  November 6, 2015

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The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate a longtime member of our agency, Corporal Sam Walton on his retirement. (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate a longtime member of our agency, Corporal Sam Walton on his retirement.

Sam began his career with BCSO on February 27, 1995 as an Auxiliary Corrections Officer. After completion of the Corrections Academy, Sam was promoted to the status of Corrections Officer on February 8, 1997.

In April of 2002, Sam was appointed as Master Armorer while maintaining the Corrections Deputy position and has proudly served our agency as a FirearmsTrainer, Instructor and Armor.

Sam was appointed to a Corporal on November, 8, 2009.

After serving our agency for more than 21 years, we bid a fond farewell to Sam and wish him the best in all of his future endeavors.

Sam will continue to offer his weaponry expertise and firearms skille as Master Armorer, remaining with the agency as a Reserve Deputy.

Please join me in thanking Sam for all of his dedication and commitment to our citizens and agency!

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

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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