Brevard Sheriff’s Office Employee Spotlight Features Deputy Ernie Plaza, Deputy Kaylee Nutting

By  //  July 29, 2017

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BCSO EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT features Deputy Ernie Plaza (left) and Deputy Kaylee Nutting (right). (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – As most of you know, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is comprised of many units and squads who perform very important functions around the clock to protect our citizens.

To better introduce you to our team, from time to time we post employee and unit spotlights so you can meet and get to know the incredible men and women of your Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

TONIGHT’S EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT:
Deputy Ernie Plaza and Deputy Kaylee Nutting
Current Assignment: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office North Precinct

Recently, Deputy Ernie Plaza and Deputy Kaylee Nutting responded to a residence in unincorporated Cocoa, in an attempt to make contact with a homeowner to check on his wellbeing.

The homeowner’s daughter had called the Sheriff’s Office because she was concerned about her father. Deputies Plaza and Nutting arrived at the residence and attempted to make contact, however, no one responded to their efforts. They then canvassed the area and spoke with neighbors who said the homeowner had numerous medical issues.

Upon further inspection of the residence, all of the blinds were closed and all of the doors and windows were locked. Deputy Plaza was able to see through a small opening in the blinds and observed a male lying unresponsive on the floor inside the residence.

Observing the homeowner was in desperate need of help, Deputy Plaza forced entry into the residence.

Once inside the home, the Deputies found the homeowner with his telephone in his hand. Due to his condition, he was unable to use the telephone or communicate for help.

The Deputies observed he was breathing, however, he was unresponsive and only able to move his eyes. Deputy Plaza and Deputy Nutting stayed with him, monitoring his vitals until Brevard County Fire Rescue arrived on scene. Paramedics then rushed him to a hospital where doctors determined he had suffered a massive stroke.

Deputies Plaza and Nutting then coordinated with a neighbor to re-secure the residence with hurricane shutters until it could be repaired.

Without the prompt, diligent and compassionate efforts by Deputy Plaza and Deputy Nutting, the homeowner may not have survived his critical medical crisis. The Deputies never gave up trying to locate and check on the homeowner and acted without hesitation to get him the help he desperately needed.

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Their dedication continued by assisting in re-securing the residence to protect his property and valuables.

The homeowner was later released from the Intensive Care Unit and was placed into rehabilitation for recovery.

As Sheriff, I am extremely proud of Ernie and Kaylee for their incredible service to our community and dedication to keeping everyone safe!! As I tell everyone, “I am surrounded by an amazing team that do amazing things to protect our community!!”

Please join me in thanking Ernie and Kaylee for their commitment and dedication to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and to protecting our citizens!

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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.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

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.

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.

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.


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