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Trooper of the Month
November 2002

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Trooper Benjamin Fargo
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Congratulations to Trooper Benjamin E. Fargo for being selected as recipient of the Florida Highway Patrol Trooper of the Month award for November 2002, based on his brave efforts to save a child’s life.

On November 8, 2002, while Trooper Fargo was assigned to Hireback back duties at the Lake Worth Service Plaza, he responded to a rollover crash with injuries on the Turnpike. After being advised that a vehicle was in the canal southbound at the 92-mile post, he immediately took action. Upon arrival, Trooper Fargo located the driver on the bank of the canal, and realizing her child was still trapped in the submerged vehicle, quickly jumped into the canal in an attempt to rescue the child. Gaining access by using his PR 24 baton to break the driver’s side window, he reached in to remove the small child. Trooper Fargo administered CPR until the arrival of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue personnel, who transported the child to Wellington Regional Hospital where he later expired.

Trooper Benjamin Fargo acted in the highest tradition of the Florida Highway Patrol and is hereby commended for his actions. He is greatly appreciated.

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