Flight Line Barbecue Takes Place At Merritt Island Airport To Honor Veterans, Active Duty Military

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BBQ prepared by BCSO Ag/Marine Unit

The event which took place at the hangar of our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit, included static displays of our helicopters, our Bomb Squad, our Ag/Marine Unit and also exhibitions by our Motor Unit and K-9 Teams. (BCSO Image)

Editor’s Note: The following article is written by Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Earlier today, our agency hosted a “Flight Line Barbecue” for our veterans and active duty military to show our appreciation for their service to our great nation!

The event which took place at the hangar of our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit, included static displays of our helicopters, our Bomb Squad, our Ag/Marine Unit and also exhibitions by our Motor Unit and K-9 Teams.

In addition, our Aviation Unit conducted a mock marine rescue using our hoist system and a fly over of our Huey Helicopter while over 200 Veterans enjoyed free BBQ compliments of Mr. & Mrs. Scott DeMasso and Space Coast Honda.

The BBQ was prepared by our Ag/Marine Unit who always do an amazing job at making sure we have some awesome BBQ.

Our veterans also enjoyed key lime pie courtesy of Louie Moorehead at “The Key Lime Pie Company” in Cocoa Beach and Cookies and Cupcakes courtesy of Hospice of St. Francis Community Outreach Leader, Amanda Herrnkind.

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I want to personally thank all of those who attended today’s event, Chief Pilot John Coppola and our entire Aviation Unit, our SWAT Team and of course Commander Greg Purden and his amazing Special Ops Team that made today’s event possible!!

And as always, Don Weaver and the team at the Merritt Island Veteran’s Center for helping put the event together and for all they do to make sure our American Heroes are never forgotten!

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