Photo/Story Gallery 2003

103rd and 104th Recruit Classes Graduate

Members of the 103rd and 104th Recruit Classes pose with Colonel Knight after graduation Governor BushOn March 13, 2003, a joint Florida Highway Patrol Recruit Class graduation ceremony was held at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. Governor Jeb Bush, a strong supporter of the Florida Highway Patrol, was the keynote speaker for the 4:00 p.m. event.

Pictured left, Members of the 103rd and 104th Recruit Classes pose with Colonel Knight after graduation and right, Governor Jeb Bush.

This marked the first time a Florida Governor has delivered the commencement address at a Florida Highway Patrol recruit graduation exercise since 1981.

103rd BRC104th TRCThe joint graduation exercise consisted of recruits representing the 103rd Basic Recruit Class, which trained from November 4, 2002, through March 13, 2003, and the 104th Transition Recruit Class, which trained from January 13, 2003, through March 28, 2003. The 104th Transition Recruit Class consisted of individuals who already possessed a valid Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Certificate.

Pictured left, the 103rd Basic Recruit Class and right, the 104th Transition Recruit Class

Congratulations to both classes on their significant achievements!

Chief Howes, Colonel Knight, and Chief Gregory join Chief Dawson and the 103rd Recruit Class for their last run
Chief Ken Howes, Colonel Knight, and Chief Rick Gregory join Chief Silvester Dawson and the 103rd Recruit Class for their last run.

Lt. Welch is fondly remembered by the 103rd Recruit Class after the last run!
Lt. Mark Welch is fondly remembered by the 103rd Recruit Class after the last run!

One last formation at the Civic Center.
One last formation at the Civic Center before graduation!

Governor Bush and Colonel Knight
Governor Bush and Colonel Knight

Left to right, retired FHP Captain Boatright, Trooper Boatright, Jr., a proud member of the 103rd Recruit Class, Colonel Knight, and Lieutenant Boatright, Sr.
Colonel Knight proudly stands with 3 generations of FHP troopers. Left to right, retired FHP Captain Kenneth Boatright, Trooper Kenneth Mark Boatright, Jr., a proud member of the 103rd Recruit Class, Colonel Knight, and Lieutenant Kenneth Mark Boatright, Sr.