Sheriff Warns Citizens Of Possible SpaceX Debris Washing Ashore In Coming Days
By Brevard County Sheriff // June 29, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – As most everyone knows on June 28, 2015, the Falcon 9 CRS – 7 mission launched from the Eastern Range in Cape Canaveral, but experienced an anomaly approximately 148 seconds into flight over the Atlantic Ocean and exploded.
According to Brevard County Emergency Management, debris is not expected to wash ashore for three to five days, and is expected to be in the area north of St. Augustine if and when it does.
If any debris or suspicious items are observed along Brevard County beaches; citizens are asked to not use cell phones near the debris, to leave the location after gathering as much detailed information as possible about the item’s location, and call your local law enforcement agency, NASA’s debris reporting hotline at 321-867-2121 or Patrick Air Force Base at 321-494-7001 as soon as possible.
There is currently no sign of explosive or hazardous materials still intact, but for personal safety, please do not attempt to touch or pick up any debris, as it should all be considered potentially hazardous or toxic material.
An official investigation has been initiated for this incident and any debris found is vital to the investigation.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter and for all you do to support our agency!
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.
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.