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Major McCarter, Trooper Rietmann, Lt. Charleston, AC Pres. Stein, Col. Knight, and  HSMV Dir. Dickinson
L to R: Major David L. McCarter, Trooper Mark Rietmann,
Lt. Derrick Charleston, Advisory Council President Michael A. Stein,
Colonel Christopher Knight, and HSMV Director Fred Dickinson

During their fifth annual Driver License Member and Trooper of the Year Luncheon, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) Advisory Council honored Trooper Mark Rietmann as Miami-Dade County Trooper of the year, and Lieutenant Derrick Charleston as the runner-up. The luncheon held at Casa Juancho Restaurant in Miami was sponsored by Alex Gonzalez from Waste Management and DHSMV's Advisory Council.

Colonel Knight, Mark’s wife Lupe Rietmann, Trooper Rietmann, Mr. Dickinson
Left to right Colonel Knight, Mark's wife Lupe Rietmann, Trooper Rietmann, Mr. Fred Dickinson

Mayor Penelas Assistant and Trooper Rietmann
Mayor Penelas Assistant and Trooper Rietmann

Trooper Mark Rietmann was recognized for his life saving efforts while administering first aid to a severely injured subject involved in an off-road ATV accident. DHSMV's Advisory Council awarded Trooper Rietmann with a plaque and a check for $1,000. Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas also honored Trooper Rietmann with a Proclamation making Friday, May 14, 2004, as Trooper Mark Rietmann Day. Mayor Penelas' assistant presented the award.

Colonel Knight, Lt. Charleston, Wife Susan, Mr. Dickinson
L to R: Colonel Knight, Lt. Derrick Charleston,
Wife Susan, Mr. Fred Dickinson

Lieutenant Derrick Charleston was also recognized for his life saving efforts for administering CPR and first-aid to a heart attack victim that otherwise would not have lived. For his actions the DHSMV's Advisory Council awarded him with a plaque and a check for $500.

 

 
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