Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Mourns Loss of Don Aubin, Joined BCSO Family in 2001
By WAYNE IVEY, BREVARD SHERIFF // September 26, 2017
Don volunteered approximately 750 hours each year
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On Monday, September 25th, 2017, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office lost a valued member of our BCSO family.
Don Aubin, a longtime member of our BCSO Citizens Observer Patrol (COP) program passed away at the age of 84 while hospitalized in Brunswick, Maine.
Don joined the BCSO family as a COP in August, 2001. He was a totally dedicated COP who proudly served in helping to protect his community. Don was a recipient of a variety of awards and recognition including three Presidential Volunteer Service Gold Awards, South Precinct COP Volunteer of the Month and a variety of letters of appreciation for his service and contributions.
In the last six years, Don volunteered approximately 750 hours each year to our community while splitting his time between Florida and Maine.
For the past several years, Don had served as the coordinator of our Barefoot Bay COP program where he was personally responsible for coordinating BCSO volunteer participation in a number of community events, parades, and management of our sub-station.
Don who is survived by his lovely wife Ginny has been a fixture at our South Precinct for over sixteen years and will be deeply missed.
Please keep Ginny in your thoughts and prayers as we say goodbye to an amazing man and friend!
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.
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