Heartwarming Story of Young Girl Using Her Allowance Money To Treat BCSO Officers With Breakfast
By WAYNE IVEY, BREVARD SHERIFF // May 6, 2017
young lady wished to remain anonymous
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – It seems like a lot of the news we read these days has something that is bad or sad, however today I have a heartwarming good story to share with our community that truly exemplifies why I tell everyone how awesome it is to serve as a Law Enforcement Officer in Brevard County.
Recently, several members of our South Precinct, Sergeant Tsechu Chou, Corporal John Mason, Deputy Casey Smith and Deputy Sean Mulvaney were enjoying some down time and eating breakfast.
When they finished, the restaurant staff informed them that their breakfast had been paid for by another patron who wished to remain anonymous.
After a some keen investigative work and well, a few hints by the restaurant staff, our team discovered that their breakfast benefactor was actually an 11-year-old who had used her allowance, to pay for the breakfast as a show of support to her local law enforcement officers.
Although it took the Deputies some time to identify the generous teen, they finally caught up with her at the restaurant yesterday morning and presented her with a BCSO “Thank You” letter, a $25 gift certificate, and a coveted BCSO SWAT Team Challenge Coin.
Stories and citizens like this make us so proud to serve our community.
The greatest gift we can ever receive is the trust and support of our citizens, so on behalf of the 1500 proud men and women of the BCSO Team, we wish to thank this young lady (who still wishes to remain anonymous) and tell her just how much her actions meant to us!
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.