BCSO Motor Unit Competes In First Annual ‘Motorcycle Skills Challenge’
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // September 21, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – This past week members of our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Motor Unit competed in the First Annual “Motorcycle Skills Challenge” hosted by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
Over 100 competitors attended to compete and learn alongside the best of the best Motor Units from across the country. Representing our Motor Unit were Deputies Bryan Kanipe, Tygh Freeman, Doug Lindberg, Luke Pearson and Gary Haas.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Motor Unit members work hard every day to help keep our community and school zones safe through traffic enforcement and also through escorts of many events each year. I am extremely proud of their efforts and am pleased to announce that they earned the following awards while competing in the Skills Challenge:
Gary Haas: First Place Novice Division
Brian Kanipe/Luke Pearson: Fifth Place Team Slow Ride
Brian Kanipe: Fifth Place Expert Faring Division
Brian Kanipe: Third Place Individual Slow Ride
Additionally, our team was awarded a Laser Radar valued at $4000 that will be used to assist in our traffic enforcement efforts throughout the county.