Sheriff Wayne Ivey Be Ready And Be Armed For An Active Shooter Incident


Sheriff Wayne Ivey Be Ready And Be Armed For An Active Shooter Incident


Posted by Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Florida (Official) on Sunday, December 6, 2015

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[Sheriff Wayne Ivey Be Ready And Be Armed For An Active Shooter Incident]

with Sheriff Wayne Ivey

[Sheriff Wayne Ivey:] Source:
Hello, I’m Sheriff Wayne Ivey and you’re On Scene with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

One of the many great things about being Sheriff is that you are expected to do and say what needs to be said and done to protect your citizens and community.

I want to start by saying that our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families of the recent San Bernardino terrorist attack as well as the Law Enforcement Officers and other first responders that faced the horrific carnage in their own community.

Like each of you, I have had enough of terrorists and others deciding to target U.S. citizens because they want to make a statement or get their fifteen minutes of fame. I believe that the fear of terrorism is much larger and encompassing than the terrorists themselves.

I encourage our media partners across the country to stop giving these terrorists the benefit of having free advertisement by printing or broadcasting their propaganda or actions. These despicable individuals want to be paraded around and revered for their actions, so would why give them anything they want?

The purpose of this column is to tell our citizens that if a terrorist attack or active shooter scenario can happen in California, Texas, South Carolina, or Paris, it can happen right here in our own back yard.

In fact active shooter scenarios have already occurred right here dating as far back as 1987 with William Cruse who killed 6 people in Palm Bay and as recent as February of this year at the Melbourne Square mall.

Now, more than ever before is the time for law enforcement and our citizens to be fully prepared to immediately respond to an attack or an active shooter scenario with the right tools to eliminate, or at the very least disrupt the attack.

It is a known fact that the best law enforcement agencies in the country have response times in minutes, yet violent criminals can take our lives in seconds.

Law enforcement officers in San Bernardino arrived on scene about 4 minutes after the incident was first reported. Even with that incredible response time, they arrived to find too many dead or critically wounded.

As a Sheriff, an elected official and citizen of our great country, I am personally disgusted by the senseless attacks and murders of “good people” by “bad people” with evil intent who have for too long been allowed to act in this manner.

Equally concerning, is the fact that there are those in our country who are in a position to speak out by voicing strength and taking action who appear more concerned about being politically correct than they are about protecting those they took a constitutional oath to serve.

In this unique time, our country needs to unite and stand up as leaders and citizens and clearly state that we have had enough, and will no longer tolerate such behavior and acts of evil. Let there be no mistake, this is not about politics, religion, ethnicity, race or social status, but instead is about our freedom, humanity, way of life and the future of our great nation.

[Sheriff Wayne Ivey:] Source:
It is time to stop reacting and instead proactively engage anyone who threatens harm through terrorism or mass killings. It is time for our national and world leaders to stop worrying about being “politically correct” and start worrying about what needs to be said and done to target, yes I said “target” terrorists.

When did being politically correct become more important than punishing criminals, in proud country? It didn’t, and it’s time for PC to become the acronym for protecting citizens, which is government’s first and only priority to its people.

It’s time for America to get back to being America. It’s time for politicians and law enforcement leaders to stop being politically correct and be bold, patriotic and aggressive in protecting our country, and it’s time to say what needs to be said in order to do what needs to be done.

So let there be no mistake in what I am about to say … the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. If you are a person who is legally licensed to carry a firearm, now is the time more than ever to realize that you and you alone may very well be the first line of defense for you, your family, and others around you in a terrorist or active shooter based scenario.

I have always had absolute faith in our citizens to partner with us to help protect our community and I want our citizens to always be alert and vigilant. However, let me be very clear in saying that this is much deeper, this is about being able to defend and survive an attack by armed evil people until the cavalry can arrive. I am no way suggesting that we as citizens take on a vigilante role. What I am saying is that we need to be mentally and physically prepared to respond to an attack so we can effectively defend and protect ourselves in an emergency.

Our communities are blessed with many military veterans and other incredible citizen heroes who are willing and ready to stand up and say enough is enough and this will not happen on my watch.

Together, we can make a difference. Evil people look to take advantage of weakness, but one good person at the right place and time will make the difference.

If you are not someone who is comfortable with a firearm then we encourage you to always remember these three things when faced with a violent individual or active shooter:

Think beforehand about how you could escape in an emergency. Don’t stop to collect your things. And warn people to stop them from entering the area.

Get out of view, preferably behind a locked door. Barricade furniture in front of the door and turn off lights. Stay quiet, silence your cell phone and wait for the first responders to appear.

If you are unable to escape by running or hiding, then there is only one other option, and that is to fight with every ounce of passion you have. Arm yourself with anything available and remember this is not a fair fight, it is a fight for survival, a fight for your life.

If you are someone who has a concealed carry permit or is interested in obtaining one I invite you to take advantage of our Self Defense Through Tactical Shooting and Decision Making course that is held at our Firing Range on the last Saturday of each month.

Self Defense Tactical Shooting Decision Making

[Sheriff Wayne Ivey:] Source:
This one of a kind course teaches attendees about tactical positioning, laws relating to Stand Your Ground and self defense, as well as self defense through mental preparedness. For more information on the course and to register to attend please visit our website at or contact our Career Development Unit at (321) 264-5201.

Please remember that this message is not intended to scare, but instead is intended to prepare everyone for the remote possibility that you find yourself in a violent confrontation. This message is about not waiting to take action.

In closing, we ask our citizens to remain vigilant and to remember if you see something say something. In the aftermath of almost every mass shooting or terrorist incident there have been those that came forward and said “I knew something was wrong” or “I didn’t want to report something suspicious and be wrong.”

On behalf of our agency and community, I encourage you to contact us if you become suspicious in any way of anyone who causes you concern. If your suspicions turn out to be wrong, that’s okay, as we will all still be safe, but if your suspicions are right by partnering with us, we may very well prevent the next tragedy in our country.

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On behalf of the 1,500 proud men and women of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office thank you for your continued support of our agency and for doing everything you can to help us keep Brevard County a safe place to call home.

We’ll see you the next time On Scene.

The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

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