Florida Highway Patrol Graduates 63 New Troopers

128th Basic Recruit Class graduates bolster Florida’s commitment to public safety

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sixty-three new troopers join the ranks of the Florida Highway Patrol today after graduating from FHP’s Training Academy. The graduates join the nearly 1,800 troopers who patrol the state’s roads each day to provide protection and assistance to Florida residents and visitors.

“For 75 years, the men and women of the Florida Highway Patrol have built a tradition dedicated to upholding the Patrol’s motto of “Courtesy, Service, Protection” to the people of this  great state,” said Col. Brierton,  director of the Florida Highway Patrol. “This graduating class represents the future of this agency. I commend them for their dedication and commitment, and I wish them well in their careers with the Patrol.”

State Senator Bill Montford, the keynote speaker at today’s ceremony, congratulated the graduates for their accomplishment.  “The members of the 128th Recruit Class have put in countless hours of physical and mental training to prepare for a career with the Florida Highway Patrol,” Sen. Montford said. “They have shown their undaunted commitment to serving with the Patrol and making our highways safer. It’s a commitment for which we should all be grateful.”

Members of the 128th basic recruit classes went through twenty-five weeks of intense physical and classroom training covering topics such as human relations, law, firearms, defensive tactics, vehicle operations and first aid.  While at the Academy, recruits also participated in several community service activities, including blood drives and volunteering to help those living with developmental disabilities.

FHP honored new Trooper Christopher Latimer with the Executive Director’s award for achieving the highest grade point average at the academy. The Patrol presented the Directors Award to new Trooper Marla Cuppernoll for demonstrating extraordinary courtesy and dedication during the 25 weeks of training.

The following is a complete listing of the names and duty assignment locations for members of the 128th Basic Recruit Class.  For additional information about employment with FHP, please visit our website at or contact FHP’s Recruitment Office at 850-617-2307.

128th Recruit Class Assignments

Name Troop County


Christopher Busto A Pensacola Escambia
Marla Cuppernoll A Century Escambia
James Durham A Pensacola Escambia
William Lewis A Pensacola Escambia
Anthony Roeber A Pensacola Escambia
Juan Marrero B Ocala Marion
Argenis Perez B Ocala Marion
Kristine Schultz B Ocala Marion
Josephine Ebanks C Pinellas Park Pinellas
Matthew Ehrhart C Tampa Hillsborough
Kyle Fallacaro C Pinellas Park Pinellas
Anthony Foley Jr C Pinellas Park Pinellas
Alejandro Lara Jr C Tampa Hillsborough
Walex Louis C Pinellas Park Pinellas
Javier Minaya C Tampa Hillsborough
Jorge Narvaez C Pinellas Park Pinellas
Danielle Poulin C Pinellas Park Pinellas
Alejandro Rivera Jr C Tampa Hillsborough
Nathan Sequeira C Tampa Hillsborough
Phillip Sin C Pinellas Park Pinellas
Justin Thornsberry C Tampa Hillsborough
Jason Guaba C Fort Meade Polk
Dustin Henderson D Kissimmee Osceola
Kate Juber D Orlando Orange
Christopher Latimer D Orlando Orange
David Lopez D Orlando Orange
Shuaib Moonda D Orlando Orange
Emily Purvis D Orlando Orange
Randal Slocum D Orlando Orange
Moises Arce D Orlando Orange
Christopher Brooks D Kissimmee Osceola
David Garcia D Orlando Orange
Ivan Robinson D Deland Volusia
Anthony Roland D Orlando Orange
Emiliano Silva D Kissimmee Osceola
Luis Tejera Jr D Orlando Orange
Carlos Trana Jr D Orlando Orange
Meghan Harman F Bradenton Manatee
Frank Quintana F Bradenton Manatee
Ignacio Rivera Quinones F Bradenton Manatee
Jose Rivero F Moore Haven Glades
Ricardo Ruano F Moore Haven Glades
Timothy Wargo F Bradenton Manatee
David Alexander F Arcadia Desoto
Joshua Flow F Bradenton Manatee
Trenton Censon G Jacksonville Duval
Williams Chandler G Jacksonville Duval
Scott Miller G Jacksonville Duval
Nathan Morgan G Jacksonville Duval
Ralph Richards G Jacksonville Duval
Keith Mcgrapth G Jacksonville Duval
Christopher Miller G Jacksonville Duval
William Bontrager Jr H Madison Madison
Michael Leckinger H Apalachicola Franklin
Gary Spangler H Apalachicola Franklin
Javon Burnette H Quincy Gadsden
Carlos Aguero L Lake Worth Palm Beach
Omellio Brown L Lake Worth Palm Beach
Chelsea Garo L West Palm Beach Palm Beach
Diana Hinds L Lake Worth Palm Beach
Manny Melendez L Davie Broward
Juan Pinzon L Lake Worth Palm Beach
Marvin Cuadra L West Palm Beach Palm Beach

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