BCSO Speedy DeWitt Competition Held To Support Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Charity

By  //  May 9, 2016

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TOP 10 2016 SPEEDY DeWITT FINISHERS

Our annual Speedy DeWitt competition was once again held last month in honor of Captain Speedy Dewitt. The friendly competition is held each year to raise money for the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Charity. (BCSO image)

Our annual Speedy DeWitt competition was once again held last month in honor of Captain Speedy Dewitt. The friendly competition is held each year to raise money for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Charity. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Our annual Speedy DeWitt competition was once again held last month in honor of Captain Speedy Dewitt. The friendly competition is held each year to raise money for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Charity.

This year’s shooting course presented each two-person team with a challenging scenario that required participants to think and shoot their way through a “Hogan’s Alley” style pistol/rifle course. The competition that was open to all sworn Law Enforcement Officers in Brevard County forced them to shoot from a variety of positions, using cover and identifying appropriate targets.

During a luncheon next Thursday at Kay’s BBQ in Cocoa, our agency will recognize the top five teams in each category (Open & SWAT) and also announce the winners for the major raffle items.

I would like to personally thank everyone who participated in organizing, hosting and competing in such an awesome event in the namesake of an incredible member of our agency. The event was a total success that grossed approximately $20,000 for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Charity that helps Brevard County Public Safety Officers in a time of need.

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I would additionally like to recognize our amazing sponsors who made this event possible:

Up To $250 Donation: Ardell Cheek, Madd Jacks Bar B Que Shack, Merritt Island Gun Company, True Value of Port St John and 914 Studios.

$250 Donation:
Allen Norton & Blue, P.A., Beyel Brothers, Bioactive Nutritional, Inc., Brown & Brown of Florida, Inc., Canuel Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Carroll Distributing, Chaise and Allie Goff, Coastal Florida PBA, Community Credit Union, Community Champions, Gamma Kappa Chapter, Gordon & Cornell Attorneys at Law, In Honor of Grady Rios, Lowe’s of Palm Bay, Nash & Kromash, LLP, Pizza Gallery, Premier Auto Parts, Robert & Barbara Waller, Space Coast Insurance Agency, Strike-Zone Fishing, Timberland Pro, Titusville Ballet and Jazz Center and
Wayne Helsby.

$500 Donation: 5.11 Tactical, Ace Hardware at Pineda, Inc., Advanced Trauma Specialties, Armstrong Chiropractic Family Center, Comprehensive Health Services, Custom Signs and Shirts, Decks and Docks Lumber Co., Inc., Diaz Plastic Surgery, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting, McDonald’s, The Rodriguez Family and Micah Services Inc.

$750 Donation: Arnold Air Conditioning.

$1,000 Donation: Bansbach Easy Lift and Seaport Canaveral Corp.

Raffle Donations: (Donated Items for Major Raffle) Osceola Outfitters, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Six Coins Tattoo and Snake Eyes Port Canaveral.

Event Sponsors With Gift Donations: B & H Police Supply (prizes for SWAT 2nd place winners), Blackside Tactical (prizes Rifle Challenge winner), Diamondback Firearms (prizes for 1st place Open Division winners and Rifle Raffle winner) and Frogbones Family Shooting Center (prizes for SWAT 1st place winners).

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This year’s shooting course presented each two-person team with a challenging scenario that required participants to think and shoot their way through a “Hogan’s Alley” style pistol/rifle course. The competition that was open to all sworn Law Enforcement Officers in Brevard County forced them to shoot from a variety of positions, using cover and identifying appropriate targets. (BCSO image)

Please join me in congratulating this year’s top 10 Teams in both the “Open” and “SWAT” Competitions:

TOP 10 2016 SPEEDY DeWITT FINISHERS

Open Category:

1st: Jonathan Boix/ Mark Buckham, US Customs and Border Protection
2nd: Evan Cawthon/ David Turbeville, BCSO
3rd: Jack Link/ Jason Wood, Rockledge Police Department
4th: Corey Bertini/ Sean Hawkins, BCSO
5th: Joseph Bracey/ Gary Haas, BCSO
6th: Greg Purden/ John Mellick, BCSO
7th: Tim Michalak/ Chris Shephard, BCSO
8th: Nathanael Rowell/ Robert Rowell, BCSO
9th: Tim Anliker/ Wolfgang Kermer, BCSO/Melbourne Police Department
10th: Mike DeMorat/ Kelly Simpkins, BCSO

SWAT Category

1st: Bryan Baylis/ Michael Byrne, NASA
2nd: Lance Boncek/ Nate Moore, NASA
3rd: John Cruz/ Glen Hamann, Titusville Police Department
4th: Mike Ingram/ Mike Wyman, BCSO
5th: Sean Kirby/ TJ Sonnenberg, Melbourne Police Department
6th: Brian Dierrico/ Ian McDaniel, Melbourne Police Department
7th: Chris Temple/ Jason White, ATF
8th: Michael Sampieri/ Brian Smith, Melbourne Police Department
9th: Tony Marchica/ Doug Monda, Cocoa Police Department
10th: Yousef Hafza/ Ahmad Soud, BCSO/West Melbourne Police Department

On behalf of all our members I want to personally thank our sponsors and community for their incredible support of our agency. We are truly blessed to serve as Law Enforcement Officers in Brevard County and we can’t thank you enough for all you do to support us.

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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