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Trooper of the Month
January 1999

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Trooper Nevergold
Trooper Mark W. Nevergold
Troop L - Lantana

Trooper Mark W. Nevergold has been selected as recipient of the Florida Highway Patrol Trooper of the Month award for January 1999, based on his lifesaving actions at the scene of a traffic stop.

On Saturday, January 9, 1999, Trooper Nevergold stopped a red 1995 Isuzu on Northlake Boulevard at 1:20 p.m. While issuing the driver, Melissa Hutcherson, a citation, a commotion occurred within the vehicle. Acting swiftly, Trooper Nevergold investigated and found a child inside of the vehicle who was not breathing, and had turned blue.

Trooper Nevergold promptly and without hesitation performed the Heimlich maneuver on the toddler, who soon after began breathing normally. An inspection of the child's hands revealed several coins that the child was still clutching throughout the incident, one of which caused the child to choke.

Trooper Nevergold is an eighteen-year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol assigned to Troop L, Lantana.

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