Sheriff Wayne Ivey Attends Centennial Birthday Celebration For Three Local Women
By WAYNE IVEY, BREVARD SHERIFF // September 27, 2017
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Tuesday afternoon, I had the honor of attending a Centennial Birthday Celebration for 3 amazing women at Courtenay Springs Village in Merritt Island.
Tuesday was actually Martha Eastep’s 103rd birthday, while 2 of her friends Doris Woodard turned 102 and Mary Ferrigno turned 100 within the last week. Their close friend Suzanne, invited myself and members of our Command Team including Chief Alan Moros who was also celebrating his 53rd Birthday today, to take part in the festivities.
The Birthday celebration was an incredible time with plenty of friends who all joined together to make the event very special for the three ladies.
Please join me in wishing these three amazing women a Happy Birthday and a great year ahead as we look forward to celebrating again with each of them next year.
I would like to personally thank Suzanne Jamieson for inviting us to the celebration, the entire Courtenay Springs Staff for everything they did to make today special and all of the residents who joined us in wishing everyone a very Happy Birthday.
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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