We wish to Thank Trooper Michael Hollis for his assistance on Saturday June 30th, 2012. My husband and I were traveling north on I-75 at approximately 9:00 AM towards Ocala when our left front tire blew out.
We were towing a trailer with two (2) ATV’s headed to Ocala National forest for a day of riding. We were on the far right shoulder of the interstate when I saw an FHP cruiser approaching behind us. This was Trooper Michael Hollis. I approached his car and explained what had happened. Trooper Hollas did not hesitate to turn his lights on and to stay while we changed the tire. By Trooper Hollis doing this it provides safety as the traffic slowed and moved over. This was what we see as someone who truly follows the FHP Service-Integrity-Courtesy-Innovation-Excellence and takes pride in what he does to protect us Floridians from dangerous situations. With today’s world of cell phone technology many people still text while driving and some talk without the aid of a hands free device. It takes only seconds for this to become possible tragedy. Trooper Hollis helped take this fear from me personally.
You see I was rear ended on June 2nd of 2007 by a tractor trailer while all traffic was at a dead stop on I-275.
The impact broke bones in my neck, broke my left collar bone, fractured my pelvis and severely broke by left leg and crushed my ankle. The truck driver was talking on his cell phone and did not “notice” the three lanes of traffic was stopped. The fear of Interstate driving still haunts me. Trooper Hollis quelled my fears by staying behind us the entire time. We thank him for his service but to me he deserves much more recognition. We hope this goes into his personnel file as he is one of FHP’s finest. As always, we keep all
Law enforcement officers in our prayers. But especially FHP as they cover many miles of barren highway in our great state of Florida.
With Warmest Regards and much Sincerity,
Cindi & Rob Buckel
Dade City Fl, 33523