Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Motor Unit Shares Christmas Spirit with Space Coast Drivers
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // December 16, 2020
Sheriff Ivey: one of the most rewarding and fun days of my 40-year career
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Sheriff’s Motor Unit spreads the “holiday spirit” with local drivers.
Starting early Monday morning and throughout the day I had the pleasure of riding with our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office “Motor Unit” on what may have been one of the most rewarding and fun days of my 40-year career.
Thanks to an amazing partnership with the local business owner, Andy Pargh of the “Pargh Foundation,” throughout the day our Motor Unit handed out one hundred Gift Cards in the amount of $50 each to unsuspecting motorists who were doing it right by obeying all of Florida’s Traffic Laws.
Today, our Deputies were looking for the opposite of what we normally look for us throughout the day we were watching for those wearing their seat belts instead of not wearing them, those who were obeying the speed limit instead of exceeding it, those who had their children safe and sound in approved child car seats, and of course those who were not being distracted while driving.
During the interactions, our Deputies gave the driver of the vehicles a $50 Gift Card to either Publix, Walmart or Target while thanking them for partnering with us to keep everyone safe during the holidays.
The various responses from the drivers were overwhelming as they ranged from tears from those who truly needed some extra help to make ends meet at Christmas time, to those that had just this morning, become homeless.
Everyone was extremely grateful for the kindness of the donor and even a couple of the recipients pledged to pay the gesture forward to help others in a time of need.
I would like to personally thank Andy Pargh and the “Pargh Foundation” for partnering with us to make today possible and for all the foundation does to help our community.
I would also like to thank our “Motor Unit” for spending the day with me on this very worthwhile cause and for all they do each and every day to keep our streets safe.
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey