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Ed Henson

Ed Henson

Ed Henson is the president and owner of St. Lucie Shooting Center, a range and gun shop in Port Saint Lucie. Ed formerly worked for 20 years as an NYPD officer and at the New York City Housing Authority Police.

In 2008, Ed Henson and a former FBI agent, Joseph O'Brian, freed Kareem Bellamy, 44, who was wrongfully imprisoned from 1995 to 2008 for a stabbing he did not commit. Ed Henson played a key role tracking down a witness who said another person did the crime. [1]

Ed Hendson worked in the Detecive Bureau for 16 of his 20 years at the NYPD. He retired from the NYPD in 2002 having attained the rank of Detective First Grade. Before joining the NYPD, he worked with retailers as a security supervisor and investigator. [2]

Ed completed an associate's degree in Criminal Justice and Instructor Certification from the Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Training for the State of Florida.

He was an Adjunct Faculty member of the Indian River State College.

Ed was on the Board of Directors as Vice President of the Long Island Shields, Inc for multiple years.


Ed Henson's gun store, St. Lucie Shooting Center sold the firearms legally purchased by Omar Mateen, who used them to commit the Pulse Orlando Shooting (2016). After the shooting the store was shut down by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for investigation. [1]

Licenses [2]

  • Class "C" Private Investigator License

  • Class "DI" Florida Security Instructors License

  • Class "W" Florida Concealed Weapons Carry License

  • HR-218 Qualified (Retired Law Enforcement Firearms License)

  • National Rifle Association (NRA) Certified Pistol Instructor

Charity Work [2]

  • Former Vice President of the Baldwin, New York Kiwanis Organization

  • Volunteer at St. Anthony's RC Church Youth Group, Oceanside, New York

  • Volunteer (12 years) at the NYS Games for the Physically Challenged

  • Past Chairman of the Baldwin Girl Scouts Communion Breakfast and Annual Picnic

Awards [2]

  • New York City Housing Police Department's "Cop of the Year" 1994

  • Kiwanis Member of the Year 2000

  • Shields Police Officer of the Month Award" 1994

  • "Outstanding Member of the Year Award" from the Shields Police 1989-1990


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