Troop E's Reaction Team works with personnel
from the Bureau of Investigations.
With the state primary looming, it was important to the Supervisor of Elections of Charlotte County that their voting machines be returned safe and sound after being recalibrated in Ft. Myers as a result of Hurricane Charley's wrath on August 13, 2004. Since the storm's violent winds ripped through parts of Florida, not too many things were left the same. One thing that remains the same is the spirit of the Florida Highway Patrol and the willingness of its members to help restore normalcy for the people affected by the hurricane's devastation.
Responding to Charlotte County's plea for help, were Lt. Bill Shiver and Cpl. David Vincent from the Bureau of Investigations and Troop E's Reaction Team who used the FHP semi-tractor trailer and directed traffic along the route to securely transport Charlotte County's voting machines from Ft. Myers to the Supervisor of Elections Headquarters in Punta Gorda. Thanks to these helpful FHP members, the citizens of Charlotte County will have access to voting machines and get the chance to vote on time!