News

Press Releases

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

NameTroopCounty

City

Christopher BustoAPensacolaEscambia
Marla CuppernollACenturyEscambia
James DurhamAPensacolaEscambia
William LewisAPensacolaEscambia
Anthony RoeberAPensacolaEscambia
Juan MarreroBOcalaMarion
Argenis PerezBOcalaMarion
Kristine SchultzBOcalaMarion
Josephine EbanksCPinellas ParkPinellas
Matthew EhrhartCTampaHillsborough
Kyle FallacaroCPinellas ParkPinellas
Anthony Foley JrCPinellas ParkPinellas
Alejandro Lara JrCTampaHillsborough
Walex LouisCPinellas ParkPinellas
Javier MinayaCTampaHillsborough
Jorge NarvaezCPinellas ParkPinellas
Danielle PoulinCPinellas ParkPinellas
Alejandro Rivera JrCTampaHillsborough
Nathan SequeiraCTampaHillsborough
Phillip SinCPinellas ParkPinellas
Justin ThornsberryCTampaHillsborough
Jason GuabaCFort MeadePolk
Dustin HendersonDKissimmeeOsceola
Kate JuberDOrlandoOrange
Christopher LatimerDOrlandoOrange
David LopezDOrlandoOrange
Shuaib MoondaDOrlandoOrange
Emily PurvisDOrlandoOrange
Randal SlocumDOrlandoOrange
Moises ArceDOrlandoOrange
Christopher BrooksDKissimmeeOsceola
David GarciaDOrlandoOrange
Ivan RobinsonDDelandVolusia
Anthony RolandDOrlandoOrange
Emiliano SilvaDKissimmeeOsceola
Luis Tejera JrDOrlandoOrange
Carlos Trana JrDOrlandoOrange
Meghan HarmanFBradentonManatee
Frank QuintanaFBradentonManatee
Ignacio Rivera QuinonesFBradentonManatee
Jose RiveroFMoore HavenGlades
Ricardo RuanoFMoore HavenGlades
Timothy WargoFBradentonManatee
David AlexanderFArcadiaDesoto
Joshua FlowFBradentonManatee
Trenton CensonGJacksonvilleDuval
Williams ChandlerGJacksonvilleDuval
Scott MillerGJacksonvilleDuval
Nathan MorganGJacksonvilleDuval
Ralph RichardsGJacksonvilleDuval
Keith McgrapthGJacksonvilleDuval
Christopher MillerGJacksonvilleDuval
William Bontrager JrHMadisonMadison
Michael LeckingerHApalachicolaFranklin
Gary SpanglerHApalachicolaFranklin
Javon BurnetteHQuincyGadsden
Carlos AgueroLLake WorthPalm Beach
Omellio BrownLLake WorthPalm Beach
Chelsea GaroLWest Palm BeachPalm Beach
Diana HindsLLake WorthPalm Beach
Manny MelendezLDavieBroward
Juan PinzonLLake WorthPalm Beach
Marvin CuadraLWest Palm BeachPalm Beach

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement.  The Department is leading the way to asafer Florida through the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol.  To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit www.flhsmv.gov, follow us on Twitter @FLHSMV or find us on Facebook.