Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Honors Peggy Brooks as Employee of the Year
By Space Coast Daily // April 5, 2021
Peggy Brooks – 2020 BCSO Employee of the Year
Domestic Violence advocates provide a service that assists and guides the victim to resources that can allow them to gain the courage to break away from their abuser and once again become self-sufficient.
Our employee of the year is being recognized for not only her assistance to a victim of abuse but also her tenacity in making sure that justice was gained for the victim.
Her determination to have investigators reopen a closed case led to the development of new evidence needed to successfully prosecute this violent offender.
In November of 2019, Victim Advocate Brooks was contacted by a domestic violence victim who was referred by the State Attorney’s Office.
Over the next several months, Peggy would assist this victim through multiple injunction hearings, and counsel the victim as she was continually terrorized by the suspect with acts of criminal mischief, disconnection of utilities and threats of violence.
All of these acts were accomplished without leaving the evidence in any one incident to be charged.
Peggy assisted the victim by helping her with setting up life away from the abuser and providing unending support as she went through the recovery process.
Peggy also asked for investigative assistance in reopening the victim’s case after finding that it had been closed due to lack of evidence.
By providing additional information and working with the Special Victim’s Unit, the case was investigated further, which ultimately led to the arrest of the suspect for Domestic Violence Strangulation, False Imprisonment and Tampering with a witness.
For her commitment and tenacity that allowed this victim to free herself from this abusive relationship, we are proud to recognize Peggy Brooks as our 2020 Employee of the Year.
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