Trooper Pedro M. Llanio
Troop E - Miami
Trooper Pedro M. Llanio has been selected as recipient of the Florida Highway Patrol Trooper of the Month award for February 1999, based on his diligent effort in apprehending a hit and run driver.
On January 12, 1999, Trooper Llanio responded to a hit and run crash involving a pedestrian on State Road 976 and S.W. 104 Avenue. There was no information on the vehicle that had struck the pedestrian and fled the scene.
The next day, Trooper Llanio began an investigation into the crash, and developed some clues on the identity of the suspect driver that had left the scene of the crash. Llanio exhaustively pursued all possible leads in the case, then managed to pinpoint the suspect’s name and location of his residence.
On February 23, 1999, all of Trooper Llanio’s hard work paid off. The suspect, Orlando Porrata, surrendered himself to the State Attorney’s Office, where he was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving injuries.
Trooper Llanio’s diligent effort and perseverance led to the apprehension of this suspect and the successful conclusion of this case. Llanio is a 17-year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol assigned to Troop E, Miami.