(Left to Right): FHPA Trooper Albert Twist,
Lake City Columbia High School Junior Varsity Girl’s Softball Team,
FHPA Major Steve Byrne, and FHPA Trooper Errol Houck
Troop B FHP Auxiliary recently assisted the Columbia County Health Department with traffic control during the Step Up Florida 2005"statewide initiative. Step Up, Florida-On Our Way To Healthy Living! is a statewide initiative promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyles to Florida's citizens and visitors. Step Up, Florida! promoted everyone to get active and get healthy by taking advantage of the great physical activity opportunities that Florida has to offer.
FHPA Troopers provided escorts during Step Up, Florida!
The 2005 Step Up, Florida! 2nd Annual Celebration was held during the month of February in every Florida County.
FHPA Major Steve Byrne escorting bicyclists during a Step Up, Florida!
relay event from Lake City to Fort White.
Major Rick Carpenter, Troop B Commander, tasked FHPA Major Steve Byrne with coordinating the Step Up, Florida! events within Troop B. FHPA Major Byrne and other members of the Troop B Auxiliary did an admirable job by organizing, planning, and manning the six events that took place on different days in different counties within the troop. Step Up, Florida! local coordinator, Dina Mosher, recently thanked FHPA Major Steve Byrne by saying, “Your assistance really allowed us to enjoy the event without having to worry about traffic safety.”