BCSO ‘Enforcers’ Arrived Home To Enthusiastic Welcome
By Space Coast Daily // July 5, 2014
Enforcers post impressive 5-1 record
ABOVE VIDEO: The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Enforcers basketball team arrived back in Brevard Saturday evening to a surprise welcome home celebration at the East Precinct on Merritt Island.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – When the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Enforcers basketball team arrived back in Brevard from their Silver Medal performace at the United States Police & Fire Championships, they received a surprise Welcome Home celebration at the East Precinct on Merritt Island.
The Enforcers Basketball Team posted an impressive 5-1 record en route to their Silver Medal at the United States Police & Fire Championships in San Diego, California.
Family members, supporters, fans and friends cheered, and set off celebratory streamers, confetti and noise makers, as their hometown heroes arrived home after a week-long tournament in San Diego.
“We are so proud of our team and agency,” said Sheriff and Enforcers player Wayne Ivey.
“Special thanks goes to our head coach Greg Buttrick. Without him and his staff there would be no Enforcers team.”
The team finished second in the tournament, losing by a narrow margin to the LAPD Reds.
“We’ll work on our free throws for the next tournament, as that was the difference between us in the final,” said Sheriff Ivey.
Wives and family members traveled with the team to lend their support and cheer for the Enforcers.
“We were the courtside cheerleaders and it was very special to spend time with the other wives during the week,” said Sheriff Ivey’s wife, Susan.
“We have truly great people in the BCSO.”
BCSO Enforcers Finish With 5-1 Record At United States Police & Fire Championships
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office “Enforcers” Basketball Team earned a Silver Medal at the United States Police & Fire Championships Thursday evening after losing to the LAPD Red Team in the finals, 77-67.
“Our team played a great game against the LAPD Team that not only demonstrated great 3-point shooting but were a class act as well with balanced playing and great sportsmanship,” said Brevard County Sheriff and Enforcers player Wayne Ivey.
“The Enforcers played great together and came from behind three separate times during the game to tie the score, demonstrating great team work and intensity in their bid to win the Championship.
“I personally could not be more proud of our team and our coaching staff for the how hard they worked to earn this national placement and also for how well they played together as a family. I also want to thank everyone who supported our team during the tournament as the Enforcers proudly represented the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.”
Earlier on Thursday, the Enforcers won their semi-finals game 47-42, and then played the LAPD Red Team at 6 p.m. in a finals showdown for the Gold.
“The game was a close struggle between two great teams but in the final minutes several steals, precision free-throw shooting, and team unity gave the win to the Enforcers,” said Ivey.
WIN PUTS ENFORCERS IN TITLE GAME
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office “Enforcers” Basketball Team defeated the LAPD Blue Team Thurday to advance to the final game against the LAPD Reds of the United States Police and Fire Games.
The win moved the Enforcers (5-0) into the title game of the United States Police and Fire Games in San Diego.
“Early in today’s game we found ourselves down by almost 10 points before tough defense and incredible 3-point shooting moved the Enforcers into a halftime lead that remained throughout the game,” said Brevard County Sheriff, and Enforcer, Wayne Ivey.
“Our team greatly appreciates all of your support and is getting ready to face LAPD Red in the championship game,” said Ivey.
ENFORCERS ON A ROLL ALL WEEK
On Wednesday, the Enforcers beat the Columbus Ohio Fire Department 58-46.
On Tuesday, the Enforcers crushed the California Justice League 73-57, featuring impressive 3-point shooting and intense defense against a great team.
On Monday, the Enforcers won both of their games as they took it to the San Diego Police and Fire Departments by a combined score of 132-89.
The United State Police & Fire Championships is an Olympic-style event open to individuals representing law enforcement, fire, prisons and border protection.
More than 5,000 competitors are competing in 55 sporting events at 35 venues. The games opened on June 21 and will conclude on Sunday.
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