Lt. Governor Toni Jennings, Captain Russo, and Colonel Knight
Captain Diane Russo, a 22-year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol, has been officially promoted to the permanent rank of Captain, effective July 8, 2005. Pursuant to Florida Statutes, Captain Russo received an honorary promotion from Lieutenant to Captain when she was assigned to head the Executive Protection Detail for Florida Lt. Governor Toni Jennings 3 years ago. Her high placement on the Patrolís promotional list this year resulted in the permanent promotion to Captain.
Lt. Governor Jennings hosted the promotion ceremony on July 7, 2005, at the Governorís office in Tallahassee. Captain Russoís parents, Colonel Knight and FHP staff members, Governorís office staff, and friends of Captain Russo, helped celebrate the well-deserved promotion. Shown in the photo above, L to R, are Lt. Governor Jennings, Captain Russo, Diana Russo (Dianeís Mom), Captain Diane Anderson, Tallahassee Police Department, and Ralph Russo (Dianeís Dad).
A whole group of well-wishers!
Congratulations to Captain Diane Russo!