Photo/Story Gallery 2002

Missing Children’s Day

Trooper StoneThe Fourth Annual Florida Missing Children’s Day Ceremony was held at the State Capitol in Tallahassee on Monday, September 9, 2002.

2002 Award recipients Pictured left, Trooper Anthony Stone and right, 2002 Public Service Awards recipients.

Missing Children’s Day is a time of remembrance for the missing children of Florida. Each year thousands of children disappear by abduction, as runaways, or are being abandoned.

Section 683.23, Florida Statutes, designates the second Monday in September of each year as “Florida Missing Children’s Day” in remembrance of Florida’s past and present missing children and in recognition of our state’s continued efforts to protect the safety of children through prevention, education, and community involvement.

Troop H Honor GuardThe Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Division of Florida Highway Patrol, was one of the recipients of the 2002 Public Service Awards. The award was given to the Department for our work in expanding the Florida Amber Plan to include the use of our *FHP system for motorists to report suspect vehicles during an Amber Plan activation.

Members of Troop H provided escort services for families of missing children during the event, and also participated in the “Posting and Retiring of Colors” for the event.

Pictured below left, Trooper Terrence Chukes and right, Trooper Mike Stallworth

Trooper Chukes  Trooper Stallworth