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Trooper of the Month
October 2004

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Troopers of the Month
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Corporal Tiley
Corporal Terry Tiley

Corporal Tiley
Corporal Terry Tiley

Corporal Tiley
Corporal Terry Tiley

Congratulations to Corporal Terry Tiley, Trooper Richard Holland, and Trooper Mike Idziorek for being selected as the Florida Highway Patrol's October 2004 Troopers of the Month for saving the life of a man attempting to commit suicide.

In early October, Corporal Tiley and Troopers Idziorek and Holland were working the Florida Turnpike when they came in contact with a man attempting to commit suicide on a State Road 429 overpass. Upon arrival, they found a white pickup truck parked in the safety zone with the driver's side door open and a white male sitting in the driver's seat. As the troopers approached, they noticed that the man had a rope around his neck with the end tied to a light pole.

When the subject saw the troopers, he scrambled out of the truck and made a move toward the concrete barrier wall with the intention of jumping. Together, the troopers were able to apprehend the man and prevent him from jumping off the overpass. After calming the man down and speaking with him for over an hour, they were able to convince him not to try to harm himself. Finally, the troopers were able to take the subject into custody and have him Baker Acted for his own protection. The man was safely transported to an area mental hospital where he will receive the help he needs.

Thanks to the quick actions of these three troopers, a man's life was saved. They acted in the highest tradition of the Florida Highway Patrol, and are commended for their brave actions!

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