BCSO Deputy Taner Primmer Back In The Lifesaving Business, Saves Woman From Choking To Death

By  //  May 25, 2017

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Has Saved Three Lives In Two Months

ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy Tanner Primmer and Port Canaveral Pilot Capt. Doug Brown Reflect on the March 11 Dramatic Rescue of Two Women In Port Canaveral’s navigation channel.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Recently, while off-duty eating dinner with his family on Merritt Island, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Marine Deputy, Taner Primmer heard a patron at a table behind him in distress.

As Deputy Primmer turned to check on the disturbance, he noticed a female attempt to stand up holding her throat and then collapsing to the floor.

Deputy Primmer ran to her table and determined she was unable to breath and was choking on an unknown particle of food. Taner immediately performed two abdominal thrusts that successfully dislodged the throat obstruction.

The woman was then able to begin breathing on her own and quickly regained consciousness.

Now in case the name “Deputy Primmer” doesn’t sound familiar, he is the same Deputy Sheriff who on Saturday, March 11, 2017, averted a tragedy by putting his own life in harms way to save the life of two vacationers who had fallen off a jet ski directly in the path of an oncoming Cruise Ship.

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I could not be more proud of Deputy Primmer, who is a member of our SeaPort Security Marine Unit, for all that he does to protect our community.

Taner seems to always be in the right place at the right time to save lives and I ask you to please join me in congratulating Taner for his incredible efforts!

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Marine Deputy Taner Primmer. (BCSO Image)


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.