Agent Casey Smith, One Blood Encourage Citizens To Give Blood To Save A Life
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // July 16, 2016
ABOVE VIDEO: In the coming days, over 500 citizens from Brevard County and Central Florida came together to donate blood as Casey faced surgery after surgery in his fight to survive.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – In August of last year Agent Casey Smith was shot in the line of duty while working as a member of our Special Investigative Unit.
In the coming days, over 500 citizens from Brevard County and Central Florida came together to donate blood as Casey faced surgery after surgery in his fight to survive.
Casey did survive, and in fact is set to come back to work doing the job he loves in the coming weeks however each of us knows that if it were not for the incredible work of the Brevard County Fire Rescue members, the medical team, One Blood, our amazing citizens and the action of prayer Casey may not be with us today.
Agent Casey Smith, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, and One Blood want to remind you that starting right now you too can help save a life by donating blood.
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.
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