Photo/Story Gallery 2004

Trooper recognized by Optimist Club

Corporal MixonOn May 4, 2004, the Lakeland Chapter of the Optimist Club honored Corporal Nathan “Eddie” Mixon, Troop C-Lakeland, at their annual law enforcement dinner.

Mixon worked for the Haines City Police Department and the Davenport Police Department before joining the Florida Highway Patrol 24 years ago. Since his promotion to Corporal in 1999, Mixon has investigated over 75 fatal crashes and has volunteered countless hours assisting the other members of the Lakeland Traffic Homicide Investigation squad with investigations in addition to routine patrol and enforcement initiatives.

Cpl. Mixon recently concluded a DUI manslaughter case that required extensive research and preparation on his part. He was instrumental in the prosecution of the defendant, which ultimately led to a successful case for the state.

Congratulations to Corporal Mixon for receiving this great honor.