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Major Brown presents awards to Duty Officer Graves.
Major Cyrus Brown presents awards
to Duty Officer Janet Graves.

Duty Officer Janet Graves was named Troop D's Duty Officer of the Year for 2005-2006. Duty Officer Graves was chosen from nominations submitted by her peers, supervisors and shift commanders. This award has been given annually for the past three years in the Orlando Regional Communications Center during National Telecommunicator’s Week to honor a Duty Officer for outstanding performance.

Duty Officer Graves began her career with the Florida Highway Patrol on April 2, 1999. She has served on the Central Florida 911 committee for the annual 911 picnic during the National Telecommunicator’s Week. This committee meets all year long in fund raising and planning each year’s event. She volunteers on various local charities and stays busy assisting those charities. Her husband, Rick Graves works with the Department of Transportation as a systems operator for the Traffic Management Systems as part of the open road policy for the Department of Transportation.

Duty Officer Graves has handled several serious incidents during the year, one being an elderly lady that had gotten lost in the rural portions of Brevard County while trying to drive herself to a doctor’s appointment. Many agencies resources were in use trying to locate this person; Duty Officer Graves spent hours on the call with the subject trying to determine where and how she was.

Duty Officer Graves was also the dispatcher handling the incident involving an armed confrontation which resulted in a Lake County deputy shot and killed, one other injured, and a man hunt for the subject ensued.

Congratulations to Duty Officer Janet Graves for a job well done and for being the recipient of Troop D’s Duty Officer of the Year award for the year of 2005-2006!

Duty Officers Honored During National Telecommunications Week


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