Trooper Kenneth Frost
Troop G - Jacksonville
Congratulations to Trooper Kenneth Frost for being selected as the Florida Highway Patrol Trooper of the Month for September 2007. His heroic actions and disregard for his own personal safety while off-duty enabled the capture of two potentially violent robbery suspects
On Monday, August 27, 2007, while off duty and shopping, Trooper Frost heard a woman shouting that she had been robbed, as he was walking out of a store. He saw two suspects running from the scene and being chased by concerned citizens. Trooper Frost ran to his truck and drove around the corner of the building. He saw the suspects, stopped and exited the truck, identifed himself as a police officer and verbally ordered the suspects to stop. The suspects continued to run. Trooper Frost pursued and saw the suspects throw a purse over a wall and begin to climb over themselves. He again ordered the suspects to stop. One of the suspects was over halfway up the wall and the other was standing at the base of the wall. Trooper Frost grabbed the one standing by the wall and ordered him down on the ground. Trooper Frost and a witness held the suspect in the bed of Trooper Frost’s pickup truck until the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office arrived and took the first suspect into custody.
As additional officers were responding to search for the second suspect, Trooper Frost and the witness climbed the wall to see if the second suspect could be spotted – he was spotted on the far side of a pond. Trooper Frost got back into his truck and drove closer, where he and the citizen jumped out of the truck and pursued the suspect on foot. When the suspect slowed, the citizen tackled him from the rear. Additional law enforcement officers took the person into custody and both were charged with strong armed robbery and transported to the Duval County Jail. The purse was subsequently recovered by another witness and returned to the victim.
Trooper Kenneth Frost is hereby commended for his excellent alertness and actions, and congratulated for being selected as the Florida Highway Patrol Trooper of the Month for September 2007.