Sheriff Candidate Ivey Endorsed By Police Associations
By Space Coast Daily // June 22, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Florida Police Benevolent Association and the Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association have announced their endorsement of Wayne Ivey for Brevard County Sheriff.
Ivey is a Republican candidate for Brevard County sheriff and will face Todd Maddox in the primary election in August. The winner will then face the sole Democratic candidate, Adrian Moss Beasley, in November.
In a letter to Ivey, Coastal Florida PBA President Vincent Champion said: On behalf of the Florida Police Benevolent Association and the Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association, I am pleased to inform you of our endorsement of your candidacy for Brevard County Sheriff.
PBA’s thousands of members, their friends, neighbors and families will be asked to support you because of your proven leadership and commitment to protecting our communities. I wish you the best of luck in your upcoming campaign.
Please remember, the Coastal Florida PBA represents 25 law enforcement agencies, to include the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office deputies, agents, patrol sergeants, patrol lieutenants, correctional deputies, correctional sergeants, correctional lieutenants, civilian employees, the Cocoa Police Department, the Indialantic Police Department, the Melbourne Police Department, the Rockledge Police Department and the West Melbourne Police Department – and we eagerly stand ready to assist your efforts.
Ivey’s Previous Endorsements
Ivey has previously received the endorsement of hundreds of community leaders and law enforcement officers, including Sheriff Jack Parker, Florida Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam, FDLE Commissioner Tim Moore (ret.), Florida House Representative Steve Crisafulli, Colonel Danny McKnight USA (ret.), former Sheriff’s candidate and BCSO Sergeant Gary Harrell, and also has the strong support of current and former Brevard County Chiefs of Police.
“I am very proud to have received the endorsement of both the Florida PBA and the Coastal Florida PBA,” said Ivey, a former Resident Agent in Charge of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
“These organizations support thousands of law enforcement officers and civilians who are proudly serving and protecting their communities. The PBA is additionally working intently to assist the families of those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in their service to our citizens.”
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