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Trooper of the Month
January 1997

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Trooper Holm
Trooper Carl A. Holm
Troop E - Miami

Trooper Quinonez
Trooper Evelio H. Quinonez
Troop E - Miami

Troopers Carl A. Holm and Evelio H. Quinonez have been selectedas co-recipients of the Florida Highway Patrol Trooper of the Month award for January/1997, for their actions on January22, 1997, in which they arrested a suspect for armed carjacking.

On Wednesday, January 22, 1997, at approximately 4:23 p.m., Troopers Holm and Quinonez were dispatched to an attempted armed carjacking incident. Both troopers responded to the area and began to search for the suspect.

Holm and Quinonez quickly located a subject walking west on S.W.56 Street and 89 Place. As soon as the subject saw the troopers, he ran across S.W. 56 Street. Both troopers exited their vehicles and began to pursue the suspect on foot. Trooper Holm ran toward the left while Trooper Quinonez ran directly behind the suspect, ordering him to stop and put his hands up. The suspect finally slowed down and stopped.

As Trooper Quinonez approached the suspect, he saw a handgun in his right hand. The suspect then started to bring up the handgun and point it at Trooper Holm. Trooper Holm saw the weapon and prepared to defend himself with his shotgun. Trooper Quinonez,fearing that Trooper Holm was about to be shot, launched himself at the suspect. Quinonez managed to grab the firearm before it was discharged, and pushed the suspect down to the ground where both troopers placed him under arrest. The suspect was then transported back to the scene of the incident where he was positively identified by the victim as the perpetrator of the attempted armed carjacking.

Trooper Holm is a 13-year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol. Trooper Quinonez is a 12-year veteran. Both are assigned toTroop E, Miami.

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