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Trooper of the Month
July 2002

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Trooper Ronald L. Roberts
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Congratulations to Trooper Ronald L. Roberts for being selected as recipient of the Florida Highway Patrol Trooper of the Month award for July 2002, based on his brave efforts in saving the lives of an elderly couple trapped in a canal in their overturned vehicle.

On July 3, 2002, while on routine patrol on State Road 9 northbound, Trooper Roberts observed an individual on the side of the interstate motioning for help. When Roberts stopped to assist, he was informed that a crash had just occurred. Trooper Roberts quickly discovered the crashed vehicle, which had plowed through dense undergrowth and overturned in a canal. He immediately went to assess the situation and began offering assistance to the two occupants. Trooper Roberts quickly cut the seat belt from the elderly male driver. The female passenger required his help to keep her head above water until medical and rescue personnel arrived.

In rescuing the trapped occupants and ensuring their safety, Trooper Ronald Roberts acted in the highest tradition of the Florida Highway Patrol and is hereby commended for his actions. Again, congratulations on being selected as Trooper of the Month for July 2002!

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