Corporal David E. Dupont
Troop G - St. Augustine
Corporal David E. Dupont has been selected as recipient of the Florida Highway Patrol Trooper of the Month award for July 1999 based on his outstanding efforts after responding to a traffic crash on July 10, 1999, in St. Johns County.
Upon arriving on the scene of a terrible crash, Corporal Dupont rendered first aid to the victims who were either ejected from or pinned under the vehicle. Under difficult circumstances Corporal Dupont remained calm and took immediate action. To assist one person, Dupont had to cut some vines, which were binding around their throat in order to restore breathing. With another, he had to raise their head and pile brush and leaves under their forehead to keep them breathing. Unfortunately, one of the victims died later but the other one recovered, thanks to Corporal Dupont.
Corporal Dupont acted in a heroic and professional manner and did everything he could to save lives and help others. He is hereby commended for a job well done.
Corporal Dupont is a 20-year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol assigned to Troop G, St. Augustine.