31 May 1993. Dedication of the Hartmann/Flagg Police Department
On this day, the new Hartmann/Flagg Police Station was dedicated to two Satellite Beach police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. On the evening of 31 May 1992, Sgt Edward Hartmann and Officer Philip Flagg were killed by a drunk driver during a routine traffic stop on SR A1A.
Ed Hartmann was a lifelong law enforcement officer and longtime resident of Satellite Beach. Sgt Hartmann served with the SBPD for over 11 years (80-92) and before that, worked at Indian Harbor Beach PD (79-80) and Indialantic PD (77-79). He was a firearms and emergency vehicle operations instructor, and instructed at the Police Academy. Along with his duties as a patrolman, Sgt Hartmann had also served as the Reserve Liaison Officer, Internal Affairs Investigator, a Detective, Field Training Officer, and Emergency Preparedness Officer.
Phil Flagg was born in Newton, Ma and from early childhood knew he wanted to be a Police Officer. Shortly after graduating High School, Phil worked as a Reserve Police Officer at the Harwich Police Department and a Security Officer with the Newton-Wellesley Hospital. In 1990, he moved to Melbourne and attended Brevard Community College Police Academy while serving as a Security Officer at Florida Air Academy. Upon graduation from the academy, Officer Flagg was hired by the SBPD where he served faithfully for over a year. In addition to being a Police Officer, Phil was an Eagle Scout and held a private pilot license.
In 1993, the stretch of A1A from Satellite Beach to Indian Harbor Beach was designated by Florida Legislature as the Hartmann/Flagg Highway.
7 July 1996. Olympic Torch Relay
At the age of 75, Scotty Culp runs along Hwy A1A carrying the Olympic torch from the Ocean Crest Condos to Grant Ave. After passing through Brevard County, the relay continued North enroute to the 1996 Summer Olympics site of Atlanta,GA.
Scotty Culp is congratulated by long time SB residents Hub Hedgecock and Olive Leonard after completing her portion of the Olympic torch relay along Hwy A1A. Granddaughter Rachel Culp is held by Scotty as the crowd continues to cheer her amazing feat.