Photo/Story Gallery 2004

Troop E celebrates “take your son or daughter to work”

Troopers Valdez and Rodriguez standing in front of the Armored Vehicle (LAV)On Thursday, April 22, 2004, “Take your son or daughter to work day” some Florida Highway Patrol parents brought their children to work. Members of Troop E took this opportunity to talk about traffic safety and showcase equipment and officers.

Pictured left, Troopers Michael Valdez and Enrique Rodriguez in front of the Armored Vehicle (LAV).

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Florida Department of Transportation (DOT) were invited to bring their children for the demonstrations.

Traffic safety was the topic of this event and the different vehicles FHP utilizes toward this goal were on display with troopers available to demonstrate and explain their specific use. Sergeant James Durden talked about the TRT’s armored Vehicle and Command Post Bus, Trooper Luis Tejera displayed his Camaro patrol car, and Trooper Michael Valdez displayed his FHP motorcycle. K-9 Trooper Mark Reitman was also on hand to demonstrate his partner K-9 “Duke”.

Sergeant Durden displaying Armored Vehicle (LAV)
Sergeant James Durden displays
FHP Armored Vehicle (LAV)

Troopers showing parents the LAVTroopers show parents the LAV

Duty Officer Supervisor White, Duty Officer Macias and Trooper Rodriguez
LtoR: Duty Officer Supervisor Karen White,
Duty Officer Fanny Macias and
Trooper Enrique Rodriguez