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Top Troop Recognized by Buckle Up Florida

FHP Captain Mechlin, Lieutenant Russo, Retired Assistant Director of the U.S. Marshals Service, Gil Kleinknecht, Lieutenant Virginia Fogt, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Chief Jay Leffert, Port St. Joe Police Department, Major John Leonard, Connecticut State Police, and Colonel Knight.Troop H was recently recognized as the most productive troop during the recent Buckle Up Florida enforcement wave, held February 10-18. The Buckle Up Florida campaign has instituted a “Traveling Trophy” award that will be presented to the top troop at the conclusion of each future enforcement period.

The award was created to instill competition between field troops, and is based on actual troop strength, so smaller troops can compete on an equal basis with larger troops.

Congratulations to the men and women of Troop H (the smallest troop in the state) who worked so hard to earn this award!