Former High School Athletes Turned Public Servants Talk About Playing Days, Transition to Pubic Service

By  //  February 27, 2019

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What does it take to be a true public servant?

SPACE COAST DAILY TV: SPACE COAST DAILY TV: The Friday Night Locker Room’s Steve Wilson talks with members of the Rockledge Public Safety Department about the importance of teamwork. Public Safety Director Joe LaSata, Sgt. Pat Kennedy. Cpl. Winfred Strickland, Officer Roderick Banks, Officer Steven Tagye and Firefighter/Paramedic Justin Kitchen all talk with Wilson. They are also all former football players and talk about football, and how it relates to their current profession.

BREVARD COUNTY •  ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA  – What does it take to be a true public servant?

Among other things – teamwork, integrity, and the right attitude. None show these attributes more than a special group of Rockledge Public Safety employees that work in the Police Division and Fire Division.

And, what they also have in common is the fact that each of them played high school football.

The Friday Night Locker Room’s Steve Wilson caught up with Sgt. Pat Kennedy, Officer Steven Tagye, Officer Roderick Banks, Cpl. Winfred Strickland, and Firefighter/Paramedic Justin Kitchen; and spoke with them about the relationship between their playing football and their current profession.

Each of these professionals talked about teamwork, their passion for playing football, and how it helped develop them into the men they are today.

There is no doubt that playing a team sport, such as football, has helped make them better public safety employees. And, the City of Rockledge and its residents are better for it.

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