L to R: Sgt Carlos Gascon, Tpr Joe Hernandez, Sgt. Alex Annunziato,
Hialeah Councilwoman Cindy Miel, Hialeah Mayor Julio Robina,
Hialeah Council President Estevan Bovo, Tpr Frank Sanjineto, Trooper Ralph Lola,
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose Pepe Deaz, and Troop E Major David McCarter
at awards presentation at Hialeah City Hall.
On January 24, the Mayor and City Council of Hialeah, Miami-Dade County's second largest city, held a special award ceremony to express their appreciation for the efforts of the Florida Highway Patrol in helping their city recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Wilma. Troop E troopers spent countless hours distributing ice, water and MREs (meals-ready-to-eat) to residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma.
L to R: Sgt Gascon, Tpr. Lola, Major McCarter, Sgt. Annunziato, Liliana Rodriguez,
District Secretary for State Representative Rene Garcia, little Sohpie Bovo,
daughter of Hialeah Council President Esteban Bovo, Tpr Frank Sanjineto,
and Tpr Joe Hernandez showing off their awards in front of Hialeah City Hall.
At the City Council meeting, members made award presentations to Major David McCarter, Major David Brierton, Sgt. Alex Annunziato, Sgt. Carlos Gascon, Cpl. Enrique Rodriguez, and Troopers Joe Hernandez, Ralph Lola, Joe Mosca, and Frank Sanjineto for the extraordinary assistance they provided Hialeah residents following the hurricane.