BCSO Deputy Tyler Peterson, Cpl. Jeremy Flake Named North Precinct Deputies of the Month
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // December 24, 2016
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On Sunday, November 20, 2016, at approximately 7:55 p.m., Corporal Jeremy Flake and Deputy Tyler Peterson were completing a traffic stop in the area of Cuyler Road and North Highway US 1, when they heard what appeared to be four gun shots immediately north of their location.
Cpl. Flake and Deputy Peterson quickly responded to the area and upon entering the parking lot of the Raceway Gas Station, they were flagged down by multiple people who pointed toward the corner of the parking lot.
Cpl. Flake and Deputy Peterson notified our Communication Center and were immediately informed that a “shots fired” call had just been received through emergency 911 for that area. Cpl. Flake and Deputy Peterson approached two vehicles that were parked near the corner and observed a male and female lying on the ground in between the two vehicles.
The male was deceased and the female was in critical condition from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. Cpl. Flake immediately began rescue efforts on the female victim while Deputy Peterson secured the scene.
Through their efforts, Cpl. Flake and Deputy Peterson were able to direct units to perimeter points, locate the weapon and identify witnesses. Brevard County Fire Rescue transported the female to Parrish Hospital, where she later succumbed to injuries.
Homicide Agents and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene where the investigation determined that the male subject had shot the female as the result of a domestic dispute and then committed suicide.
Cpl. Flake and Deputy Peterson demonstrated professionalism while using their training and tactical knowledge to handle an extremely stressful and dangerous incident.
From their attempts to render aid to the victim to securing the scene for further investigation, Cpl. Flake and Deputy Peterson demonstrated bravery and dedication to duty while remaining calm under extreme pressure.
Please join me in congratulating both Jeremy and Tyler for being recognized as North Precinct Deputies of the Month for their incredible service to our community.
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.