WATCH REPLAY: ‘Superheroes’ Honored at Space Coast Public Service Awards Hall of Fame Induction
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // January 6, 2018
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SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Space Coast Public Service Hall of Fame inductees were honored for their service and commitment to Brevard County as they are nothing less than our community’s real-life Superheroes!
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Earlier this afternoon our agency hosted the Induction Ceremony for the Space Coast Public Service Awards Hall of Fame, housed in the Public Safety Institute on the Melbourne Campus of Eastern Florida State College.
Today’s ceremony was the inaugural induction for the recipients from both the 2016 and 2017 class of inductees and award recipients.
The 2016 the honorees are Dr.Maxwell King, BCFR District Chief Michael Lawrence, Sheriff Claude “Jake” Miller, Brevard Public School Principal Gary Shiffrin, FBI Special Agent Robert Waller and State Attorney Norman Wolfinger.
The 2017 honorees are Brevard Public Schools Principal Rosette Brown, Satellite Beach Chief Lionel Cote, the Honorable Judge Jack Griesbaum, Kennedy Space Center’s Emergency Operation Manager Wayne M. Kee, Brevard Fire Rescue Lieutenant Fire-Medic Teresa Uzel and Chief Master Sergeant Eugene C. Johnson.
The Space Coast Public Service Hall of Fame is our opportunity to show our sincere appreciation for those who sacrifice so much to help others as we recognize the truly impressive actions of our public service professionals.
The Space Coast Public Service Awards recognizes our teachers, mentors, pastors, health care providers, volunteers, good deed doers, firefighters, attorneys, law enforcement, military, and future public servants who work each and every day to make Brevard County a safe place to live and raise our families.
While today’s recipients were honored for their outstanding achievements, they represent only a small percentage of the amazing work that public service professionals collectively accomplish each year.
While they work diligently each and every day to protect and serve our communities, this annual event is our chance to share how each act of courage, valor, passion and sacrifice have made a difference in someone’s life.
The Space Coast Public Service Awards and Hall of Fame concept was created to recognize and truly honor those who accomplish so much, yet rarely are recognized for their incredible efforts.
The concept was twofold, an opportunity to recognize our community’s heroes and at the same time, ensure that all proceeds from the event would go a step further by helping our Public Safety members in their time of need through the Brevard County Public Safety Charity.
Each year the PSA Awards Committee identifies and recognizes a select few who were presented the Lifetime Achievement Award with the prestigious Public Service Hall of Fame induction for demonstrating careers that have greatly contributed to the advancement or promotion of public safety, community service, the development of our future, the pursuit of justice, the protection of freedoms and constitutional rights.
The location of the Hall of Fame was suggested by our good friend Dr. Jim Richey, President of Eastern Florida State College. The Public Safety Institute is the gateway to our future public safety members who walk these halls daily and can view those who they truly aspire to be.
I would like to extend special thanks to each of our Hall of Fame inductees, Pastor David Rosenbaum for the Invocation, and all the wonderful staff here at the Public Safety Institute.
I would also like to thank my good friend, Eastern Florida State College President Jim Richey and his team; the Space Coast Public Service Awards Committee members for their time, consideration and dedication in making sure so many deserving award recipients were recognized; all of the family and friends who joined us here today and also our good friends at Space Coast Daily who co-sponsor the Public Service Awards each year.
I would be deeply remiss if I didn’t thank everyone who played a role in the two Space Coast Public Safety Award ceremonies and today’s event, for their continued support and devotion to recognizing those who dedicate themselves to make Brevard County such a wonderful place to live, work and raise our families.
Please join me in congratulating the Hall of Fame honorees for their service and commitment to Brevard County as they are nothing less than our community’s real-life Superheroes!
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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