Governor Bush and cabinet with Colonel Charles C. Hall and his family
WHEREAS, Colonel Charles C. Hall will retire on June 30, 2001, after serving the citizens of the State of Florida for more than thirty-five years; and
WHEREAS, Colonel Hall began his career of public service in 1961 by enlisting in the United States Air Force following his graduation from Hernando High School in Brooksville, Florida; and
WHEREAS, Colonel Hall continued in public service by joining the Florida Highway Patrol as a Recruit Patrolman, was subsequently appointed as a Patrolman by the first Director of the Patrol, Colonel H. N. Kirkman, on March 1,1966, and since that time has steadily risen through the ranks of the Patrol; and
WHEREAS, since his appointment as Director of the Florida Highway Patrol on March 10, 1998, he has been a proactive leader, seeking to improve law enforcement professionalism within the Patrol, the State of Florida and the international law enforcement community including service on the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, and service as Chairman of both the Florida Anti-Car Theft Committee and the international Association of Chiefs of Police Vehicle Theft Committee; and
WHEREAS, Colonel Hall received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from Florida State University, and is also a graduate of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Senior Leadership Program and Chief Executive Seminar; and
WHEREAS, Colonel Hall has served as a member of the Florida Sheriffs' Association, FlorIda Police Chiefs' Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police, State Law Enforcement Chiefs' Association, International Narcotic Enforcement Officers' Association, and Florida Office of Drug Control Policy Advisory Council; and
WHEREAS, Colonel Hall, throughout his distinguished career with the Florida Highway Patrol, has exemplified the Patrol's motto "Courtesy, Service, and Protection," bringing honor to himself, his community and his state.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida extend thanks and appreciation to:
COLONEL CHARLES C. HALL for his many years of public service and his contributions to this state and to his country, and further commend Colonel Hail on his outstanding career as a State Trooper, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol, and loyal member of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
Above from left to right: Colonel Charles C. Hall; Mary Hall; Stacey Wofford; Al Wofford; Tyler Hall.