THIS WEEK IN BREVARD: Sheriff Wayne Ivey Reflects on Eventful Week Across Brevard County
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // February 26, 2023
Message from Sheriff Wayne Ivey
ABOVE VIDEO: One of the things I love most about serving as Sheriff of Brevard County is the opportunity to be a part of the many wonderful events that take place in our community each and every day.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – One of the things I love most about serving as Sheriff of Brevard County is the opportunity to be a part of the many wonderful events that take place in our community each and every day.
Yesterday was a perfect example of just how true that statement is as I got to spend the day with over 400 kids, their parents, and their incredible coaches during the opening day ceremonies of Merritt Island Little League.
After that, it was off to the Back Brevard Heroes Car Show where Junny and I not only got to see some spectacular cars, but also got to pick the “Sheriff’s” favorite as part of the awards ceremony.
Next up was the Greek Festival, which is, as most members of our community already know, a great place for fun, food, and music. While at the festival I got to present a $2,500 check on behalf of the festival to Family Promise of Brevard, an organization that does so much here in our community to help those who are homeless and down on their luck.
The rest of the week was not short of memorable events either as we presented two “Sheriff’s Great Kid Awards” with one going to Braedon Bomba of Bayside High School and the other to Sebastian Hernon of Central Middle School. Both young men showed great character and went out of their way to help others in need.
If that were not enough myself and members of our Motor Unit were invited to join the staff of Columbia Elementary to play in a kickball game against Palm Bay PD.
And last but definitely not least, myself and members of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement provided CART (Child Abduction Response Team) training for approximately 100 investigators from Brevard and Volusia County.
When children go missing, it is one of the most gut-wrenching times an agency and community can face, so we want to make sure that everyone is always prepared, should this situation ever arise in our county.
When I say, “ It takes a community to protect a community”, all of these events encompass that phrase!! We come together to celebrate, to know one another, and build a stronger community with incredible citizens and I couldn’t be more proud of our team and to call Brevard County, home!