Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey receives one of NRA’s highest honors



Lee’s note: Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey receives well-deserved accolades from the NRA.

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April 27, 2016
NRA Public Affairs
Brevard County Sheriff Receives Distinguished Defender of Freedom Award
Fairfax, Va.— The sheriff of Brevard County, Wayne Ivey, was awarded one of the National Rifle Association’s highest honors on April 25 in recognition of his tireless efforts to defend liberty and protect the interests of law-abiding gun owners. Ivey was the only law enforcement officer to receive the Defender of Freedom Award in 2015.“There is never any question where Sheriff Ivey stands. He stands for the people,” said Marion P. Hammer, former NRA president.  “He is clearly dedicated to protecting and upholding the Constitution, the Second Amendment and the freedoms safeguarded by our Founding Fathers.”The Defender of Freedom Award recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in preserving and protecting the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and in the service of freedom.Ivey received his award for his service and unwavering support, protection and defense of the fundamental right to keep and bear arms.

“Sheriff Ivey is part of the fabric of freedom,” Hammer said. “Law-abiding gun owners should know that Sheriff Ivey believes in the Second Amendment and believes in them.

The award was presented in Tallahassee on April 25.

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Lee Williams can’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t shooting. Before becoming a journalist, Lee served in the Army and worked as a police officer. He’s earned more than a dozen journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. He is an NRA-certified law enforcement firearms instructor, an avid tactical shooter and a training junkie. When he’s not busy as a senior investigative reporter, he is usually shooting his AKs, XDs and CZs. If you don’t run into him at a local gun range, you can reach him at 941.284.8553, by email, or by regular mail to 1777 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236. You can follow him on Twitter: @HT_GunWriter and on Facebook @The Gun Writer.

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