Friday, June 22, 2012

Florida PBA and Coastal PBA Endorse Ivey for Sheriff

BREVARD COUNTY, Florida -- This week, the "Wayne Ivey for Sheriff Campaign Team" announced that the Florida Police Benevolent Association and the Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association have endorsed former Resident Agent in Charge Wayne Ivey from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in his candidacy for Brevard County Sheriff.

Coastal Florida PBA President Vincent Champion stated, "On behalf of the Florida Police Benevolent Association and the Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association, I am pleased to inform you of our endorsement of your candidacy for Brevard County Sheriff. PBA's thousands of members, their friends, neighbors and families will be asked to support you because of your proven leadership and commitment to protecting our communities. I wish you the best of luck in your upcoming campaign. Please remember, the Coastal Florida PBA represents 25 law enforcement agencies, to include the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Deputies, Agents, Patrol Sergeants, Patrol Lieutenants, Correctional Deputies, Correctional Sergeants, Correctional Lieutenants, Civilian Employees, the Cocoa Police Department, the Indialantic Police Department, the Melbourne Police Department, the Rockledge Police Department and the West Melbourne Police Department, and we eagerly stand ready to assist your efforts!"

Wayne Ivey stated, "I am very proud to have received the endorsement of both the Florida PBA and the Coastal Florida PBA. These organizations support thousands of law enforcement officers and civilians who are proudly serving and protecting their communities. The PBA is additionally working intently to assist the families of those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in their service to our citizens."

Wayne Ivey has previously received the endorsement of hundreds of Community Leaders and Law Enforcement Officers, to include Sheriff Jack Parker, Florida Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam, FDLE Commissioner Tim Moore (ret.), Florida House Representative Steve Crisafulli, Colonel Danny McKnight USA (ret.), former Sheriff's candidate and BCSO Sergeant Gary Harrell, and has the strong support of current and former Brevard County Chiefs of Police.

All of the Wayne Ivey for Sheriff endorsements can can be viewed at

Photo: Brevard County Sheriff Jack Parker (left) with Sheriff's candidate Wayne Ivey (right).