Deputies Hanigan, Massolini Save Woman’s Life

By  //  June 23, 2014


BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Almost every day our team members do amazing things to save lives and protect our community.

Deputy Jack Hanigan, right, and Deputy Chad Massolini were instrumental in saving a woman’s life after she went into cardiac arrest during a family get together. (BCSO image)

I am extremely proud of the volumes of compliments our agency receives each week commending the actions of our team members but more than anything I am proud of the incredible passion that our team members serve with and the actions they take to help others in need.

Recently I received an e-mail from one of our citizens commending the actions of Deputy Jack Hanigan and Deputy Chad Massolini who both were instrumental in saving his sister’s life after she went into cardiac arrest during a family get together.

After receiving a 911 call for help Deputies Hanigan and Massolini were the first to arrive on scene.

BCSO-STAR-180The deputies quickly accessed the situation and took steps to save the victims life using their issued AED device and first aid techniques.

Our public safety partners from BCFR arrived and working together as a team were able to get the victim transported to the hospital for further medical attention.

I could not be more proud of the actions of Deputies Hanigan and Massolini and I applaud their quick actions and effort in helping a citizen in need.


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.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

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.