Photo/Story Gallery 2004

FHPA Trooper “Swearing-In”

FHPA Trooper Dickey, III reciting the  FHPA Trooper Dickey's wife Kelly pinning his badge on his uniform during the ceremony. Major Carpenter issues FHPA Trooper Dickey his Auxiliary Appointment Letter.

Auxiliary Trooper Larry S. Dickey was appointed as a member of the Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary on Friday, March 19, 2004 during a “Swearing-In” ceremony at the Lake City FHP station. Major Richard D. Carpenter, Troop B Commander, conducted the official appointment ceremony.

Pictured above (left to right): FHPA Trooper Larry S. Dickey, III recites the ‘Oath of Office’ after Major Richard D. Carpenter, Troop B Commander; FHPA Trooper Larry Dickey’s wife Kelly pins his badge on his uniform during the appointment ceremony; and Major Richard D. Carpenter issues FHPA Trooper Larry Dickey, III  his Auxiliary Appointment Letter.

Larry’s wife Kelly proudly pinned his badge on his uniform during the ceremony. Larry successfully completed an extensive background investigation and polygraph examination as a part of the FHPA application process. Larry then participated in an extensive Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary Training process through Gulf Coast Community College. After completing the aforementioned training, Larry successfully completed the 40-hour “Firearms Recognition” and “Defensive Tactics” training. He is now qualified to ride with FHP Troopers and assist them with their normal duties. After Larry has been with the FHP Auxiliary for one-year, he is eligible to attend an approved CJSTC Driver Training program that would qualify him for “Limited Scope Patrol” in which he could perform other limited duties under the supervision of FHP Troopers.

Larry was sworn in the day previous to volunteering to assist the Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary with a huge traffic-control detail at the “Gator Nationals” races in Gainesville, Florida. Larry exhibits the motivation, dedication, and excitement needed to be an active member of the Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary. To learn more about becoming a member of the Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary, please visit the FHPA website