Sam Swan is July Palm Bay Police VCOP Spotlight, Has Logged Whopping 11,735 Volunteer Hours
By Space Coast Daily // July 21, 2021
palm bay police second longest-serving VCOP
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – The Palm Bay Police Department recognized Sam Swan as July’s VCOP Spotlight of the Month.
“You need to spell VOLUNTEER in all capital letters when you use it to describe Sam Swan,” said Palm Bay police officials.
He is the second longest-serving VCOP, logging a whopping 11,735 hours since he joined in 2008.
Swan was born in Scotland, and in 1967 at 23 years of age, he and his family moved to the United States with the promise of new jobs for his dad and him in Detroit.
He soon found himself in the U.S. Army stationed in Korea and the best part of that assignment was finding his Korean wife of 52 years.
Together they have cruised all over the world and recently bought an RV with plans to explore lots of the USA.
Besides his military service, Swan worked in manufacturing, as an EMT and as a “flight follower” for the LifeFlight helicopters flying in and out of Holmes Regional Medical Center.
When he retired, he started looking for something else to do to give back to the community so, as a VCOP, Swan started out on patrol, became operations supervisor, and now is a courier shuttling supplies and official documents around to various government offices in Brevard County.
This gives him plenty of opportunities to meet new people which is his favorite part of the job.
If you would like to become a VCOP, send an email to VCOP@palmbayflorida.org or call 321-953-8987.
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