BCSO’s Amazing Auxiliary Deputy Joe Downs Visits Sick Children at Holmes Regional Medical Center
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // October 17, 2019
volunteers in excess of 1,000 hours a year working as a member of BCSO Community Relations Team
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary Deputy Joe Downs can often be seen visiting the Pediatric’s Ward at Holmes Regional Medical Center as he makes his rounds to wish a speedy recovery to those who are there under a Doctor’s care.
As he visits with the kids and their families he talks to them about their school, their pets, and even what they want to do when they grow up.
Joe also tries to comfort the parents and lets them know that our agency members are always there for them should they need any assistance.
And before he leaves, Joe makes sure that each kid gets some really cool Junior Deputy stuff and a Get Well Card signed by me and Junny, our agency mascot.
The idea for this latest community outreach initiative by our agency was conceived by Joe who is an amazing volunteer for the Sheriff’s Office.
Joe volunteers in excess of 1,000 hours a year working as a member of our Community Relations Team on such programs as It’s Time To Be A Parent Again, Brevard County TRIAD, and Project Lifesaver that makes sure that seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia are kept safe.
I could not be more proud of Joe for his amazing commitment to our agency, his dedication to our community, and above all else his compassion for others. Please join me in thanking Joe for all he does to help keep our citizens safe and sound!
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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