Palm Bay Police Officer Kyle Schuck Named Brevard County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
By Space Coast Daily // March 29, 2018
selected from among 12 nominees from law enforcement agencies in Brevard County
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Palm Bay police officer Kyle Schuck was named the Brevard County Association of Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Officer of the Year on Wednesday night during a banquet at the Rialto Hilton in Melbourne.
Officer Schuck was selected from among 12 nominees submitted from law enforcement agencies in Brevard County.
Nominees included: Deputy Taner Primmer, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office; Officer Joseph Versaggi, Cocoa Beach Police; Det. Debra Titkanich, Cocoa Police Detective; Officer Ryan Dovel, Indialantic Police; Officer Ivan Swenson, Indian Harbour Beach Police; Officer David Helms, Melbourne Police; Officer Michael Burks, Orlando-Melbourne International Airport Police; Officer Kyle Schuck, Palm Bay Police; Investigator Robert Weigel, Rockledge Police; Officer Anthony Holland, Satellite Beach Police; Officer Tyler Glenn, Titusville Police; and Detective Donovan Brickhouse, West Melbourne Police.
Schuck Had Over 100 Arrests in 2017
In 2017 Schuck had over 100 arrests, with an emphasis in investigations involving narcotic related offenses in an effort to make an impact on the growing opioid epidemic that is facing communities across the country.
Additionally, Schuck received the Meritorious Service Award last year after assisting the Special Investigations Unit with a high-level narcotics supplier investigation.
Schuck not only demonstrates a talent for police work and investigations, but he also exhibits a dedication and passion for public service. Early in 2017, Schuck was the first to respond to a residential fire where the suspect had deliberately set fire to his estranged wife and son.
The event resonated with Brevard residents and many were moved by the tragedy. Officer Schuck took the initiative to organize a fundraiser to benefit the victims and their families.
“Officer Schuck continuously works to assist those in need, either through his investigative abilities or by coordinating efforts within his own department, along with other agencies and businesses in neighboring cities,” said Chief Jim Rogers.
Schuck has been with the department since 2014 serving in the Uniform Services Division and became a member of the SWAT Team in 2016.
In 2017 Schuck was awarded 6 Unit Citations, 2 Community Service Awards, 1 Life Saving Award, 1 Meritorious Service Award and 1 Distinguished Service Award. He was also named Palm Bay’s Officer of the Year for 2017.
Brevard County Corrections Deputy Carissa LaRoche, who was honored as Florida Sheriffs Association Corrections Officer of the Year, and Assistant State Attorney Kathy Speicher, who was named Florida State Attorney’s Office Trial Attorney of the Year, were also recognized during the event.
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: The Florida Sheriffs Association honored Brevard County Corrections Deputy Carissa LaRoche as the 2018 Corrections Deputy of the Year. (Brevard Sheriff video)
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