June 17, 2009
Melbourne, FL - A Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) law enforcement officer, who
sustained multiple gunshot wounds while patrolling in Brevard
County Wednesday, is in stable condition and good spirits,
according to FWC spokeswoman Carol Pratt.
Vann Streety, a 10-year FWC veteran, was shot near the
intersection of Satellite Boulevard and State Road 520 in Brevard
After Streety stopped Christopher A. Eddy (DOB 05/13/86), of 1214
Applecreek Lane in Rockledge, the officer attempted to arrest Eddy
on warrants issued from Brevard County for multiple traffic
violations. A struggle ensued during which Streety was shot many
Though Streety was wearing a bulletproof vest, he sustained
gunshot wounds to his limbs and torso. Streety's injuries are not
The FWC, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement, the Florida Highway Patrol, and the
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service are searching for Eddy.
Streety remains hospitalized at Holmes Regional Medical Center in
Melbourne where he underwent surgery Thursday.
Streety was born in Leon County where he graduated from Leon High
School in 1984. He worked as a dispatcher for the FWC for several
years before becoming an officer in 2001 after attending the first
The 42-year-old officer is married and has three children.
His father, Vann "Gene," and stepmother live in Crawfordville. His
mother, Ethel Donaldson-Mast, and stepfather live in Palatka. He
has three sisters and one brother.