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The Florida Highway Patrol recently unveiled its new statewide Honor Guard, which consists of thirty-seven members. The Honor Guard is divided into three regions - North, Central, and South. Members were recommended by their chain of command and selected by the Colonel.

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The first Honor Guard training camp began August, 20, 2009, at the Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy. The training consisted of ceremonial drills that included facing movements, Manual of Arms for the rifle team, Presentation of Colors, flag folding, funeral and memorial service protocols with plenty of close order drills.

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During the course of their training, each member received their Honor Guard equipment. However, they are anxiously awaiting their newly authorized dress jackets, which were purchased for the Florida Highway Patrol Honor Guard by the FHP Advisory Council.

The Honor Guard mission is to:

  • Coordinate and attend funeral ceremonial duties for in state and out of state officers killed in the line of duty
  • Coordinate and attend local and national memorial services for law enforcement officers
  • Act as a clearinghouse for the Department and Division regarding ceremonial protocol matters
  • Perform other functions as deemed appropriate by the Colonel
  • To represent the Florida Highway Patrol with a well trained ceremonial unit to render honor, respect, preserve traditions, promote esprit-de-corps and instill pride

The Honor Guard consists of the following members:

North Region
Honor Guard Members:

Sergeant Anthony Stone *
Sergeant Nicholas Causey *
Corporal Trerrance Chukes
Trooper Philip Delgado
Trooper Anthony Dobosiewicz
Trooper Michael Elder
Corporal Ben Glass
Trooper Karen Howard
Trooper William Lundy
Corporal Brandon Overstreet
Trooper Michael Stallworth
Trooper Maria Torres
Central Region
Honor Guard Members:

Sergeant Dennis Hobbs *
Corporal Tom Dewitt *
Trooper Howard Arnold
Trooper Bobby Carbon
Trooper Sonya Chapman
Trooper Hector Colon
Trooper Jeremy Fields
Trooper Darryl Haywood
Trooper Deryck Lewis
Trooper Amanda Meyer
Trooper Jason Spann
Trooper Benjamin Weaver
South Region
Honor Guard Members:

Sergeant Luis Tejera *
Sergeant Dwayne Cooper *
Trooper Yamil Acevedo
Trooper Scott Gardner
Trooper Jessica Jimenez
Trooper Mark Marcus
Trooper Matthew Mihm
Trooper Kenneth Piegari
Trooper Eduardo Rivera
Trooper Mellow Scheetz
Trooper Yosvany Segui
Corporal Ray Wigfall

* Honor Guard Team Leaders

Honor Guard Commander: Lieutenant Jose “Joe” L. Lopez

The Honor Guard will represent the men and women of the Florida Highway Patrol through their unbridled dedication and commitment to duty and honor.


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