Trooper Norman R. Frye
Troop K - Miami
Trooper Norman R. Frye has been selected as recipient of the Florida Highway Patrol Trooper of the Month award based on his observant investigative techniques which resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of evidence being seized and several subjects being arrested.
On October 31, 1996, Trooper Frye checked in to service for the day shift and immediately received a Lojack signal. He followed the signal to a residential development and located a Lojack equipped stolen Lexus LS400. During his investigation, Trooper Frye noticed that the damage to the stolen Lexus was identical to another vehicle parked next to it. After checking further, he found that the second vehicle was also stolen. Subsequent investigation of all the vehicles in the parking lot revealed a total of twelve (12) stolen motor vehicles, one (1) stolen trailer, and two (2) stolen personal watercrafts. Their total estimated value was approximately $300,000.
A search warrant for the residence of one of the subjects, identified as the perpetrator, was obtained by the FHP Investigations Section. As a result, chop shop items and a small amount of cocaine and marijuana were found and the contents of the residence seized as evidence. One of the items seized was a sophisticated computer, computer scanner, and a laser color printer, which had the capability of manufacturing temporary registrations, temporary tags, traveler's checks, and vehicle identification number plates.
Trooper Frye is an 11-year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol assigned to Troop K, Miami.