Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Mourns Passing of Dedicated Volunteer Harry Gordon
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // December 10, 2016
Presidential Gold Medal for Volunteerism
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office recently lost an amazing and a valued member of our BCSO family on November 25 when 89-year-old Harry Gordon, a longtime member of our Citizens Observer Patrol, passed away peacefully at his home.
Harry joined the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office as a member of Civilian Observer Program (COP) in September 2008 where he proudly served our citizens with passion and commitment to helping protect our community.
He was born in the Bronx, New York and served honorably in the United States Navy during World War II and Korea. After his military service, he proudly worked for the City of New York for 31 years.
Harry and his wife retired to Florida in 1990. Prior to his volunteer service with the Sheriff’s Office, Harry was a volunteer with the West Melbourne Police Department for many years.
During his years at the BCSO, Harry was recognized as the COP of the Month and was a recipient of the Commendable Service Award. Just this year, Harry was awarded the Presidential Gold Medal for Volunteerism in recognition of his unselfish service to Brevard County citizens.
We will truly miss Harry and his incredible service to our agency and the citizens of Brevard County. Military services were held for Harry on Friday at the Fountainhead Memorial in Palm Bay.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Harry’s family and friends during this difficult time.
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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