WATCH: Brevard County Sheriff’s Agent Jen Straight Recognized as 2017 Children’s Hero of the Year

By  //  March 13, 2018

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received award for her dedication and effort to eradicate the Opioid epidemic

SPACE COAST DAILY TV ON THE TOWN: Space Coast Daily’s Gina Liberto and Alan Alan Zlotorzynski were moving and shaking across Brevard on Saturday night and interviewed  Brevard County Sheriff’s Agent Jennifer Straight who was awarded the Eckerd Connects 2017 Children’s Hero of the Year Award.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Sheriff’s Agent Jennifer Straight was awarded the Eckerd Connects 2017 Children’s Hero of the Year Award on Saturday evening.

Agent Straight was one of four amazing finalists that were recognized for their commitment to enhancing the lives of children in our community through educating, volunteering, fund raising and support.

Agent Straight received the award for her dedication and effort to eradicate the Opioid epidemic that impacts so many Brevard County families.

Over the past year, Agent Straight has participated as an expert panelist during the screening of the documentary “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict,” aimed at educating children, students, young adults, and parents about the dangers associated with Opioid addictions.

Agent Straight was the featured speaker at numerous events aimed at educating community-based agencies, educators, local law enforcement officers, Department of Corrections’ staff and the general public about Opioids and substance abuse.

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She was instrumental in the creation of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Opioid Task Force and continues this fight to eliminate this deadly crisis.

Please join me congratulating Agent Jen Straight for this wonderful accomplishment and her outstanding commitment to making Brevard County a safe place to call home.

– Sheriff Wayne Ivey

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