Trooper Pauline Oneyear
Troop L - Ft. Pierce
Congratulations to Trooper Pauline Oneyear for being selected as the Florida Highway Patrol Trooper of the Month for August 2009, for her actions during an in-progress domestic violence crime.
On Sunday, August 22, Trooper Pauline E. Oneyear responded to I-95 northbound at the Oslo Road overpass in Indian River County. Trooper Oneyear arrived and, after observing the physical injuries to the female victim, immediately took the aggressive male into custody. Trooper Oneyear's investigation revealed that the couple was married, but had separated due to a previous domestic violence incident. Trooper Oneyear’s investigation revealed that the suspect had forced the victim and their 3-year-old child into his truck at a Wal-Mart earlier that day. The suspect had disabled the truck’s doors so they could not be opened from the inside, thus preventing its passengers from exiting. The victim and her child were kept against their will as the suspect drove them to an unknown destination. The victim claimed that the suspect repeatedly threatened to kill her while he drove and continued to do so until the truck became disabled at the Oslo Road overpass.
Trooper Oneyear observed multiple bruises and injuries on the female victim’s neck, arms and legs during the investigation. The bruises to the female victim’s neck were consistent with strangulation, Trooper Oneyear summoned Indian River County EMS to evaluate the victim, but she refused treatment. The victim and her child were picked up by a family friend and removed from the scene to a safe, undisclosed location.
The suspect was transported to the Indian River County jail where he was booked for the following charges; False Imprisonment of an Adult, False Imprisonment of a Child, Felony Battery / Domestic Battery by Strangulation, Assault, Battery, Domestic Violence and Use of a Motor Vehicle in the Commission of a Felony.
Trooper Oneyear’s actions during this incident demonstrated her commitment to the Florida Highway Patrol’s values of Courtesy, Service and Protection and to making "A Safer Florida." Congratulations for being selected Trooper of the Month for August 2009.