Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Competitors Earn Medals At ‘Florida’s First Responder Games’
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // June 19, 2017
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – This past week several members of our agency competed in the “Florida First Responder Games” that took place in West Palm Beach.
The annual event hosts Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters from across the state in Olympic styled events that is open to both active duty and retired First Responders.
The games are designed to encourage fitness and health among the competitors while also enhancing team development and communication among the various agencies in the State of Florida.
The competitors from our agency volunteer to compete in the games while using their own annual leave and paying their own expenses to attend the games.
Throughout the games a number of our members competed in various events to include Men’s Basketball, Racquetball, Cross Fit, and Weightlifting.
Earning a Gold Medal in the Cross Fit Competition was Deputy Alicia Miller and in the Weightlifting Competition Sgt. Jim Haman, Sgt. Chris Cardinal, Corporal Mike Charest, and Cpl. Ken Lampp all earned hardware bringing back to Brevard County the following medals:
Jim Haman 40 and up Super Heavy Division
Bench Press: 440 lbs
Mike Charest 40-49 Age Division
Bench Press: 275 lbs
Push/ Pull events:
Ken Lampp 50-59 165 lb Division
Bench Press: 355 lbs
Deadlift: 360 lbs
Gold Medal for both
Chris Cardinal 242 lb Open Division
Bench Press: 325 lbs
Deadlift: 525 lbs
Silver Medal for both
Please join me in congratulating everyone for their outstanding efforts at the games and in thanking them for all they do every day to help protect our community.
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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.