Florida Highway Patrol Graduates 63 New Troopers
128th Basic Recruit Class graduates bolster Florida’s commitment to public safety
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sixty-three new troopers join the ranks of the Florida Highway Patrol today after graduating from FHP’s Training Academy. The graduates join the nearly 1,800 troopers who patrol the state’s roads each day to provide protection and assistance to Florida residents and visitors.
“For 75 years, the men and women of the Florida Highway Patrol have built a tradition dedicated to upholding the Patrol’s motto of “Courtesy, Service, Protection” to the people of this great state,” said Col. Brierton, director of the Florida Highway Patrol. “This graduating class represents the future of this agency. I commend them for their dedication and commitment, and I wish them well in their careers with the Patrol.”
State Senator Bill Montford, the keynote speaker at today’s ceremony, congratulated the graduates for their accomplishment. “The members of the 128th Recruit Class have put in countless hours of physical and mental training to prepare for a career with the Florida Highway Patrol,” Sen. Montford said. “They have shown their undaunted commitment to serving with the Patrol and making our highways safer. It’s a commitment for which we should all be grateful.”
Members of the 128th basic recruit classes went through twenty-five weeks of intense physical and classroom training covering topics such as human relations, law, firearms, defensive tactics, vehicle operations and first aid. While at the Academy, recruits also participated in several community service activities, including blood drives and volunteering to help those living with developmental disabilities.
FHP honored new Trooper Christopher Latimer with the Executive Director’s award for achieving the highest grade point average at the academy. The Patrol presented the Directors Award to new Trooper Marla Cuppernoll for demonstrating extraordinary courtesy and dedication during the 25 weeks of training.
The following is a complete listing of the names and duty assignment locations for members of the 128th Basic Recruit Class. For additional information about employment with FHP, please visit our website at www.BeATrooper.com or contact FHP’s Recruitment Office at 850-617-2307.
128th Recruit Class Assignments
|Josephine Ebanks||C||Pinellas Park||Pinellas|
|Kyle Fallacaro||C||Pinellas Park||Pinellas|
|Anthony Foley Jr||C||Pinellas Park||Pinellas|
|Alejandro Lara Jr||C||Tampa||Hillsborough|
|Walex Louis||C||Pinellas Park||Pinellas|
|Jorge Narvaez||C||Pinellas Park||Pinellas|
|Danielle Poulin||C||Pinellas Park||Pinellas|
|Alejandro Rivera Jr||C||Tampa||Hillsborough|
|Phillip Sin||C||Pinellas Park||Pinellas|
|Jason Guaba||C||Fort Meade||Polk|
|Luis Tejera Jr||D||Orlando||Orange|
|Carlos Trana Jr||D||Orlando||Orange|
|Ignacio Rivera Quinones||F||Bradenton||Manatee|
|Jose Rivero||F||Moore Haven||Glades|
|Ricardo Ruano||F||Moore Haven||Glades|
|William Bontrager Jr||H||Madison||Madison|
|Carlos Aguero||L||Lake Worth||Palm Beach|
|Omellio Brown||L||Lake Worth||Palm Beach|
|Chelsea Garo||L||West Palm Beach||Palm Beach|
|Diana Hinds||L||Lake Worth||Palm Beach|
|Juan Pinzon||L||Lake Worth||Palm Beach|
|Marvin Cuadra||L||West Palm Beach||Palm Beach|
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