Space Coast Public Service Awards Recognizes Fred Fernez With Lifetime Achievement Award

By  //  August 21, 2016

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SPACE COAST PSA HALL OF FAME NOMINEE

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BREVARD COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT DYNASTY: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Stephen Fernez, left, his dad Melbourne Police Commander Stephen Fernez, center, and his grandfather, retired Indian Harbour Beach Police Chief Fred Fernez. The Space Coast Public Service Awards will recognizes Chief Fernez with a Lifetime Achievement Award on September 24. (Image for Space Coast Daily)

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:  In every community there are great men and women who have, by their strength of will and character, become ingrained in the consciousness of our society. They are doers and risk takers who have made a stand and a commitment for the common-good. They are labeled as public servants, but they are truly our natural leaders whose legacies are the milestones of our progress.

BCSO Chief Deputy Doug Waller

BCSO Chief Deputy Doug Waller

The Public Service Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes public service professionals who have dedicated years of service during a distinguished career where they significantly advanced the public safety or service profession, and by substantial service, has furthered the cause of justice and the mission of community service. The award is presented to a deserving individual (living or deceased) who has taken a long-term leadership role in a public or community service profession. Recipients of this award are recognized for making extraordinary contributions and sacrifices through a body of work that positively impacted their organization and community over their lifetime.

The first annual Space Coast Public Service Awards & Hall of Fame Induction Gala will be held Saturday, September 24, 2016, inside the spectacular Canaveral Port Authority’s Cruise Terminal 1 at Port Canaveral.

The first annual Space Coast Public Service Awards and Hall of Fame Induction will be held Saturday, September 24 at the King Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this compelling event where all proceeds will benefit the Brevard County Public Safety Charity, a not-for-profit organization that was created to help Brevard County Public Safety Officers and their families during difficult hardships. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

FERNEZ OLDEST FULL TIME LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IN FLORIDA

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Chief Fred Fernez served the country as a Marine from 1946 to 1950 and then switched uniforms, and in 1956, became a police officer with the Suffolk County Police Department in New York.

Chief Fred Fernez

Chief Fred Fernez

Once Fernez retired from his service in 1976, he moved to Florida, where in 1977, he was hired as Chief of Police for the Indian Harbour Beach Police Department where he served from 1977 to 2004.

In 2004, Fernez was recognized as the oldest full time law enforcement officer in the state of Florida and continues to volunteer his time judging science fair projects for the local schools.

Fernez has dedicated much of life to serving others and the contributions he has made to our county continue to shine.

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Space Coast Daily is very proud to sponsor and produce the first annual Space Coast Public Service Awards and Hall of Fame Induction, which will be held Saturday, September 24 at the King Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne. With all the seemingly endless politically-charged negative rhetoric in the media aimed at our first responders, we felt it was time as a media entity to make a statement and give these men and women the respect and support they deserve. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this compelling event where all proceeds will benefit the Brevard County Public Safety Charity.

Tom Palermo

Tom Palermo

Seating for this celebration of these outstanding public servants is now available, so don’t delay in making your reservation. The festivities will include a meet-and-greet with our outstanding public servants, food and drink, and the induction proceeding – which will feature compelling video tributes.

All proceeds of this event will go to the Brevard County Public Safety Charity which benefits our law enforcement officers and firefighters in their time of need. These funds will help our public safety members when they face critical challenges such as medical emergencies, long term illness or even the tragedy of a line of duty death. This charity organization is designed to help protect those that protect us. 

For additional information about the Brevard County Public Safety Charity, please contact Sue Parker at Sue.Parker@BCSO.us.

– Tom Palermo, Space Coast Daily President & Publisher

FOR MORE INFORMATION about the Space Coast Public Service Awards and Hall of Fame Induction, call 321-615-8111 or 321-323-4460.

CLICK HERE TO OBTAIN TICKETS TODAY

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