Brevard FOP again fulfills holiday wishes for local families battling cancer.

We had the pleasure of making our annual donation to Candlelighters of Brevard yesterday. Candlelighters is a non-profit that provides direct support to the families of children battling cancer. The FOP’s donation will pay for the Christmas dinners for seven (7) families who have children fighting some form of cancer. Thank you for supporting the Fraternal Order of Police….. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Brevard FOP fulfills holiday wishes for local families battling cancer.

Today, Brevard FOP President, Bert Gamin with the help of several Indian Harbour Beach and Satellite Beach Police Officers, delivered boxes of items completing the wish lists for families registered with Candlelighters of Brevard. The families got all the items on their wish lists alongside gas cards, meal cards and family gift cards for their favorite restaurants. Without the support of Biotest Pharmaceuticals and Walmart, it would not have been possible for us to get everything.


We would like to say thanks to everybody for your support in helping us make the Christmas of local families in Brevard with children battling cancer a very merry one.
Happy Holidays!

Update! We received this nice thank you letter from the Candlelighters of Brevard:FOP 2014 Candlelighters letter 001

Biotest Pharmaceuticals, Walmart #956 & #5455, the FOP provided presents and dinners to families with Candlelighters of Brevard

Last week, Biotest Pharmaceuticals made a significant donation to the Brevard FOP to assist us with the Christmas presents and dinners to families with Candlelighters of Brevard.


Established in 2007, Biotest Pharmaceuticals researches and manufactures biotherapeutic products with a specialization in immunology and hematology. They are located at 3110 Lake Washington Rd. in Melbourne, FL 32934.

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candlelighters_logoFounded in 1989, Candlelighters of Brevard is a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer and their families by offering emotional support and financial assistance. They are located at 1875-A South Patrick Dr. in Indian Harbour Beach, FL  32937.


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walmart_logoWalmart operates 11098 locations around the world. The two local stores helping out are stores #956 and #5455. Walmart #956 is located at 1001 E Eau Gallie Blvd. in Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937. Walmart #5455 is at 1040 Malabar Rd. in Palm Bay, FL 32907.
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Pictured left is Jim Horgan, Assistant Manager, Biotest Pharmaceuticals, Brevard FOP President LT. Bert Gamin, Brevard County Sheriff's Office in the middle, and Joe Mohr also from Biotest on the right.

FOP, Jacobus & Fielding donate to MHS Baseball Club

The law firm of Jacobus & Fielding and the Brevard County FOP made to donation to the Melbourne High School’s Diamond Club. The funds will go to help the baseball team rebuild their storage building which was recently condemned due to water damage. Back in 1985-1988, Brevard FOP President Bert Gamin and Bruce Jacobus were 3 year letterman on the MHS baseball team. Jacobus & Fielding have both been generous supporters of the Brevard FOP for years.

Pictured is FOP President Bert Gamin, Bruce Jacobus, and John Fielding from the golf benefit for the MHS diamond club. At the tournament the FOP also made a donation to the school’s golf club.

Brevard FOP sponsors Annual BAFI Golf tournament.

Golf Classic TournamentThe Brevard County Fraternal Order of Police sponsored the Annual Brevard Alzheimer’s Golf Tournament Nov. 2nd at the Indian River Colony Club in Viera. The proceeds went towards Adult Day Care facilities at different Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation locations in the county.

(pictured left to right: Jamison Denyer, James Cannon, Matt Rosenquist, Shawn Frawley)


The Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation runs a number of programs to help care for the elderly, such as:

Executive Director Christopher Stagman

Adult Day Care (Joe’s Club)
Senior Transportation
Long Term Managed Care
Project R.E.L.I.E.F.
Caregiver Cafe
Alzheimer’s Training

Their main branch is located at 4676 North Wickham Rd. Melbourne, FL 32935 and can be reached at (321) 253-4430. See for more information.

Annual Golf Classic Sign

Update: They sent us this thank-you letter!
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4th Annual FOP Comedy Show Tonight

Tonight at the Melbourne Auditorium starting at 7pm the FOP will be hosting it’s 4th Annual Comedy Show featuring comedian Dean Napolitano.

DeanNapolitanoDean Napolitano is a throwback to the great comedians of yesteryear only with a modern twist that makes him one of the most prevalent comedians working today. A true storyteller with imaginative delivery that makes audiences feel as if they have been through each experience themselves.

Napolitano has been seen on the small screen in a variety of shows on various networks. His TV credits include, Three Rivers, What About Brian (ABC), Heroes (NBC), Las Vegas (NBC), The Shield (FX), Passions (NBC), Ghost Dog (PAX), From the Earth to the Moon (HBO), Mystery Files of Shelby Woo (Nickelodeon), Safe Harbor (Aaron Spelling Productions), Vamps (Victory Productions) and many more.

The show will start at 7pm at:

Melbourne Auditorium
625 E. Hibiscus Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901

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Brevard FOP and Wal-Mart partner up to benefit students.

The Brevard County Fraternal Order of Police has partnered with Wal-Mart to give bikes to high performing students at Endeavor Elementary Magnet School in Cocoa. The students with the top 10 highest scores from the recent FCAT test will receive a bike courtesy of the Brevard FOP and Wal-Mart.

Brevard FOP President Lt. Burt Gamin presents a plaque to Wal-Mart #174 General Manager Charles Williamson.


Walmart Supercenter #174
2700 Clearlake Rd
Cocoa, FL 32922