Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Scores 14 Medals At Florida’s ‘First Responder’ Games
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // June 24, 2016
Games were held in Tampa
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Over the past two weeks several members of our agency have competed in the Florida “First Responder” Games that are being held in Tampa, Florida.
The annual event hosts Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters from across the state in Olympic styled events that is open to both active duty and retired First Responders.
The games are designed to encourage fitness and health among the competitors while also enhancing team development and communication among the various agencies in the State of Florida.
The competitors from our agency volunteer to compete in the games while using their own annual leave and paying their own expenses while attending the games.
The games started last week and will conclude Friday with various members of our agency competing in the games in various events. So far our team members have earned medals in Weightlifting and Mounted Posse and also competed in Men’s Basketball.
In the Weightlifting Competition, Sgt. Jim Haman, Sgt. Chris Cardinal, FTO Dan Sacino, and Cpl. Ken Lampp all earned hardware bringing back to Brevard the following medals:
• Sgt. Haman – Gold in Bench Press (415 lbs.)
• Sgt. Cardinal – Gold in Bench (350 lbs.) and Gold in Push/Pull (505 lbs.)
• FTO Sacino – Gold in Bench (300 lbs.) and Gold in Push/Pull (425 lbs.)
• Cpl. Lampp – Gold in Bench (350 lbs.) and Gold in Push/Pull (350 lbs.)
Also bringing home medals with their very first competition in the “First Responder” Games were several members of our Mounted Posse Unit that competed in various events to include Dressage, Equitation, Barrels, Gymkhana, and Jumping.
Our team consisted of Erica Schmidt, Babette Burke, Karen Mumme, Holly Simpson, and Jean Murray.
Our team did a great job especially for their first time competing in the games and brought home medals in the following events: Jumping – Erica Schmidt, Bronze; Gymkhana – Erica Schmidt, Silver; Team Ride – Erica Schmidt, Bronze; Karen Mumme, Bronze; Babette Burke, Bronze; Holly Simpson, Bronze; and Jean Murray, Bronze.
Please join me in congratulating everyone for their outstanding efforts at the games and in thanking them for all they do every day to help protect our community.
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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.
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. 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.