Brevard County Citizens Showing Tremendous Support For Local Enforcement
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // July 22, 2016
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – I wanted to take a moment and personally thank our wonderful citizens for the tremendous support and love they continue to express for Law Enforcement during these very challenging times in our country!
Not a day has passed that our Deputies haven’t been approached and personally thanked for their service.
The sincerity and raw emotions of our citizens have been very moving and greatly appreciated.
While there have been so many different and amazing gestures of support I wanted to share with you tonight a very special and uplifting message that was delivered earlier this week to one of our Deputies who was having lunch at Cracker-Barrel in Titusville.
As our Deputy sat eating his meal he was approached by two young ladies in tears who handed him a hand written letter and politely thanked him for his service before leaving.
The letter read:
“We saw your mourning band on your badge (in honor and respect for the fallen officers) as you walked in and wanted to assure you that there are still many people that are truly thankful and humbled by your service and sacrifices made for all citizens of this country. Please know, that no matter the amount of hatred in this world, you are still appreciated by so many! Thank you a million times!”
The Deputy who is a veteran of our agency for almost 30 years shared with me that it was the most profound message he had ever received.
As I tell every one I meet, the members of our agency are truly blessed to serve in Brevard County where our citizens support, partner with, and defend their protectors.
It is our honor to serve such incredible citizens and your kind words, prayers, messages and gestures of support are the greatest gift we could ever ask for!!
On behalf of the 1,500 proud men and women of your Brevard County Sheriff’s Office…thank you!!