Trooper Daniel Jonas
Troop D - Orlando
Congratulations to Trooper Daniel Jonas for being selected as the Florida Highway Patrol Trooper of the Month for February 2011.
On Feb. 2, 2011, Trooper Daniel M. Jonas responded to a vehicle crash at Alafaya Trail and Curry Ford Road in East Orange County. After it crashed, the car overturned and landed in a lake. Jonas arrived at the scene with an Orange County Sheriff’s deputy and an Orange County paramedic. The trio jumped into the lake to assist the injured victim who was submerged in the vehicle.
Trooper Jonas broke the passenger and driver side windows and located the submerged elderly female driver. While attempting to remove the driver from her safety belt, Jonas sustained minor cuts to his right hand. The group was able to upright the vehicle and extricate the victim. The victim was transported to the hospital, where she died as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash despite the best efforts of her rescuers.
Trooper Jonas is to be commended for his actions and his commitment to the safety of the people of Florida. Congratulations for being selected Trooper of the Month for February 2011.