Jim Lamb, Sheriff William F. Balkwill,
Trooper Richard A.Weaver Jr., Deputy Dave Scott
and members of the Sarasota County Fire Department.
The Sarasota County Elks Lodge recognized Trooper Richard A. Weaver Jr. as Trooper of the Year in Sarasota County.
Trooper Weaver, a 3-year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol, was chosen as Sarasota County Trooper of the Year based on his traffic enforcement efforts. Last year, Trooper Weaver issued over 1,617 traffic citations, 615 written warnings, and 479 faulty equipment notices for a combined total of 2,711 contacts. In addition, he produced 33 DUI arrests. Trooper Weaver's enforcement productivity reflects his dedication and commitment to the mission of the Florida Highway Patrol, which is to provide the safest possible driving environment to the residents and visitors of the state of Florida. The Patrol congratulates Trooper Weaver for his prestigious accomplishment. He definitely sets an outstanding example for his peers to follow.