NR 21-46 Investigative Update: Deputy Involved Shooting
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is identifying the deputies involved in the shooting incident that occurred in West Melbourne on Monday, August 30, 2021. The deputies are identified as Deputy Brian Potters and Deputy Tyler Thoman.
Deputy Potters has been a member of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office since March of 2020. He is currently assigned to North Precinct Patrol Services in Titusville. Prior to his employment with the Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Potters was employed by the Titusville Police Department and Fayette County Sheriff’s Office in Kentucky. He also proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 2003 through 2009. Deputy Potters sustained non-life threatening injuries during the incident and is expected to make a full recovery.
Deputy Thoman has been a member of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office since December of 2018. He is currently assigned to Patrol Services in Canaveral Precinct. Prior to his employment with the Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Thoman was employed as a Corrections Officer in Volusia County.
The investigation is still active and ongoing at this time. Both deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave, as is customary in all deputy involved shootings. Once the investigation is complete, it will be submitted to the State Attorney for review.
Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to please call Agent Don Reynolds of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633- 8413 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is also releasing the dash cam video which captured the shooting incident. The video is available to view on our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
For additional information concerning this News Release, please call PIO Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 321-501-7594.