Visitors browse the FHP display while talking with
FHPA Major Steve Byrne and Trooper Jason Berger.
Troop B was recently invited to participate in a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at Silver Springs in Ocala. Major Rick Carpenter seized this opportunity to unveil the troop's newest enforcement tool, the Mercury Marauder, used to crack down on aggressive drivers in Florida.
Visitors view the variety of information and photographs
on the FHP Display at Silver Springs.
Representatives from local, state, city, and county law enforcement and public service agencies were present at the event. The highlight of the day was a Lee Greenwood concert held at the Silver Springs amphitheatre.
L to R: Trooper Jason Berger, Retired Corporal Don Baker,
and FHPA Major Steve Byrne standing in front of one
of the troop's Mercury Marauders.
Trooper Jason Berger was pleased to display his newly issued Mercury Marauder at the Silver Springs Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. He and the stealth car were the "talk of the park" as he proudly displayed and answered inquiries about the vehicle. Retired FHP Corporal Don Baker, who worked the Turnpike for a number of years, stopped by to chat about the new Marauder. He had some interesting experiences to share as he contrasted the vehicles and equipment from his era to those used today.