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Trooper of the Month
September 2001

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Trooper Tammy Tindle

Trooper Tammy Tindle has been selected as the recipient of the Florida Highway Patrol Trooper of the Month Award for September 2001 because of her assistance in physically apprehending a perpetrator in a domestic violence case.

On September 11, 2001, while at the Florida Highway Patrol station in Panama City, a victim of domestic abuse approached Trooper Tindle for help. Tindle notified the proper authorities and awaited their arrival. Near the end of her shift, Bay County Sheriff's Deputy, Jim Jenkins arrived. Discovering that the deputy was short of backup, Tindle volunteered to accompany him to the home of the perpetrator to assist in making the arrest.

Upon attempting to make the arrest, a struggle ensued between Deputy Jenkins and the suspect, which resulted in the deputy being thrown to the ground and stripped of his hand radio. Trooper Tindle approached the suspect and used her flashlight to direct a single strike to the suspect's left shoulder blade causing him to cease resistance. The perpetrator was secured without further incident. Because of Tindle's quick and effective assistance in apprehending the suspect, a fellow law enforcement officer was spared potential serious injury, and a successful arrest was made.

Trooper Tammy Tindle acted in the highest tradition of the Florida Highway Patrol and is hereby commended for her actions. Again, we congratulate her on being selected as Trooper of the Month for September 2001!

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