PALM BAY, FL - American Legion Posts 117 and 394, along with the Palm Bay Police, have selected Officer Tanya Gray to receive a new patrol vehicle honoring veterans. Officer Gray, born in Canada, moved to South Florida with her parents at age 12. At age 17 she joined the U.S. Army, where she served from 1994 to 2002. During her service Gray was selected as one of the Army’s only 15 Flight Stewards. She received several service awards including the Army Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. After separating from the Army, Gray received her Florida Law Enforcement Certification and was later hired by the Palm Bay Police Department. She continues serving her community, state and nation assigned to the hostage negotiations team, Secret Service Task Force. Gray is a corporal in the Uniformed Service Division, responsible for supervision, training and mentorship on her shift.
The vehicle displays the American flag with the military logos of the six branches of service, dog tags, the Veterans Affairs logo. On the hood are the logos of the American Legion Family. The rear sports the American Legion Department of Florida logo and a thank-you to all veterans for their service.