Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Home | Español | Driver License | Vehicle Tags & Titles | Florida Highway Patrol | Contact Us | Forms | Office Locations
FHP Logo

Real Puppy Love!

FHP Door Seal

FHP Home
Main Gallery
Troop A
Troop B
Troop C
Troop D
Troop E
Troop F
Troop G
Troop H
Troop K
Troop L
FHP Training Academy
FHP Training Academy Class Photos
FHP Training Academy Class Activities
Occupant Protection & Child Passenger Safety
Contraband Interdiction Program

Lyla and puppy

Lyla Burchnell, daughter of Sergeant Ryan and Sarah Burchnell, Troop G, Jacksonville, along with their youngest daughter Kate, received a very special surprise gift from Ryan’s squad in Jacksonville on July 22, 2002.

Troopers delivered a Dachshund puppy for Lyla, who has a rare form of cancer (Acute Nonocytic Leukemia/Blood Cancer) and has been undergoing treatment in Jacksonville. The special gift of love came just as the Burchnell’s returned from a trip to Disney World, courtesy of "Dreams Come True". It was decided to name the puppy "Mickey", for obvious reasons! Lyla is also the granddaughter of Captain Victor Dixon, Troop Q, Tallahassee.

Lyla and family

Shown in the group photo above are, top row, L to R, Trooper Russ Smith, Trooper Sandy Ezell, Sergeant Burchnell, Lyla, Sarah Burchnell, Kate, and Trooper Michael Mims. Front row, L to R, are Trooper Dylan Bryan, Trooper Kenneth Frost, and Trooper Jim Mason.

Lyla and Mom

Please keep Lyla and her family in your prayers as she battles this terrible disease.


FHP Station Address & Phone Numbers   |    Regional Communications Centers   |    Mission   |    A - Z Guide

Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | MyFlorida.com
Copyright ©2008 State of Florida