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Trooper of the Month
April 2005

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Sergeant Black
Sergeant Michael Black
Troop K - Turnpike

Corporal McGlynn
Corporal Mark McGlynn
Troop K - Turnpike

Congratulations to Sergeant Michael Black and Corporal Mark McGlynn for being selected as the Florida Highway Patrol Troopers of the Month for April 2005, for their brave attempt to save the life of a motorist trapped in a submerged vehicle.

On April 3, 2005, Sgt. Black and Cpl. McGlynn responded to the scene of a vehicle crash on the Florida Turnpike at the 165-mile post. The vehicle with a sole occupant had overturned and landed upside down in the canal on the northwest side of the roadway. The troopers immediately called for Emergency Medical Service(EMS).

Sgt. Black and Cpl. McGlynn entered the canal in waist deep water to attempt to save the occupant. After making several attempts to open the doors, the troopers were finally able to crack a side window gain entry into the vehicle, and remove the occupant. EMS personnel arrived on the scene and attempted to revive the victim, but were not successful. Despite sustaining injuries, Sgt. Black and Cpl. McGlynn pulled the victim from the vehicle without regard for their personal safety. These troopers acted in the highest tradition of the Florida Highway Patrol, and are hereby commended for their actions.

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