Four Deputies Retire After Years of Service With the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office

By  //  May 2, 2016

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On April 29, Sheriff Wayne Ivey wished a very happy retirement to longtime Brevard County Sheriff’s Office family members Sergeant Connie Hickman, Sergeant Larry Duguay and Deputy Troy Wilson. (BCSO image)

Sheriff Wayne Ivey, second from left, wished a happy retirement to longtime Brevard County Sheriff’s Office family members Sergeant Connie Hickman, Sergeant Larry Duguay and Deputy Troy Wilson. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – We wished a very happy retirement last week to longtime Brevard County Sheriff’s Office family members Sergeant Connie Hickman, Sergeant Larry Duguay and Deputy Troy Wilson.

Connie, Larry and Troy collectively have 90 years of service and have enjoyed incredible careers with our agency.

They leave behind a legacy of professionalism and valued public service that will truly be missed.

Connie was hired as a Deputy Sheriff in 1986, and was first assigned as a Corrections Deputy. During her 30 years with the agency, Connie was assigned and promoted to several different units and positions to include Booking, Transportation, Field Training and Court Services.

Connie received over 90 letters of Commendation, was recognized as Deputy of the Month on numerous occasions and was awarded several Bars of Merit for meritorious actions.

Larry was hired as a Deputy Sheriff in 1981, and was first assigned as a Deputy in South Precinct. During his 34+ years with the agency, Larry was assigned and promoted to several different units and positions to include Patrol, GCU, SIU, Auto Theft Unit, Warrants Unit and Court Services.

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Larry received over 180 Letters of Commendation, recognized as Deputy of the Month on numerous occasions, was awarded several Bars of Merit for meritorious actions and the Life Saving Bar for entering a residence filled with carbon Monoxide to save lives.

Larry was also recognized internationally for his expertise in auto theft.

Troy was hired as a Deputy Sheriff in 1990, and was first assigned as a Corrections Deputy.

During his 26 years with the agency, Troy was assigned to several different units including as a Deputy Sheriff in North Precinct and Court Services.

Troy received over 25 letters of Commendation and was recognized as Deputy of the Month on numerous occasions.

Please join me in congratulating Connie, Larry and Troy for their incredible efforts and commitment to our agency and citizens and also in wishing them a very relaxing, fun and well-deserved retirement.

We wish each the absolute best in the next chapter of their lives and greatly appreciate their leadership and dedication.

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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.

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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