Photo/Story Gallery 2004
Miami-Dade Trooper of the Year
During their fifth annual Driver License Member and Trooper of the Year Luncheon, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) Advisory Council honored Trooper Mark Rietmann as Miami-Dade County Trooper of the year, and Lieutenant Derrick Charleston as the runner-up.
Pictured left, L to R: Major David L. McCarter, Trooper Mark Rietmann, Lt. Derrick Charleston, Advisory Council President Michael A. Stein, Colonel Christopher Knight, and HSMV Director Fred Dickinson.
The luncheon held at Casa Juancho Restaurant in Miami was sponsored by Alex Gonzalez from Waste Management and FLHSMV’s Advisory Council.
Pictured left, Left to right Colonel Knight, Mark’s wife Lupe Rietmann, Trooper Rietmann, Mr. Fred Dickinson and right, Mayor Penelas Assistant and Trooper Rietmann.
FLHSMV’s Advisory Council awarded Trooper Rietmann with a plaque and a check for $1,000. Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas also honored Trooper Rietmann with a Proclamation making Friday, May 14, 2004, as Trooper Mark Rietmann Day. Mayor Penelas’ assistant presented the award.
Lieutenant Derrick Charleston was also recognized for his life saving efforts for administering CPR and first-aid to a heart attack victim that otherwise would not have lived. For his actions the FLHSMV’s Advisory Council awarded him with a plaque and a check for $500.
Pictured right, L to R: Colonel Knight, Lt. Derrick Charleston, Wife Susan and Mr. Fred Dickinson.