Photo/Story Gallery 2004
Troopers Honored at DUI 100 Club Awards
The special recognition began on Sunday evening, March 28, 2004 at the “Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope” held at Dorothy B. Oven Park in Tallahassee.
On Monday, March 29, 2004 MADD held a press conference on the steps of the Old Capitol building to publicly thank the law enforcement officers for their efforts and encourage passage of stronger DUI Legislation.
Following the press conference the troopers were presented with a special “100 Club” award by Colonel Christopher A. Knight during a ceremony held at the FHP Academy with family, friends, FHP Executive Staff, Troop Commanders, and new recruits in attendance.
The 18 troopers honored by MADD and the Florida Highway Patrol arrested collectively a total of 2,389 drunk drivers during 2003.
MADD hosted a luncheon at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center where all of the law enforcement honorees received a beautiful crystal award. The highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of the Patrol’s highest DUI award, the Hurd-Smith Award.
This year’s Hurd-Smith Award winner was Trooper Ronald J. Evans with 300 DUI arrests! This special award honors Trooper Kimberly Hurd and Trooper Robbie Smith, who were both tragically killed by drunk drivers in separate incidents.
The following is a list of the troopers recognized during the two-day special services and ceremonies:
|NAME AND TROOP||# OF ARRESTS|
|Trooper Christopher E. Nussbaumer||122|
|Trooper Jason S. White||115|
|Trooper William T. Godwin||102|
|Trooper John H. Britt||100|
|Trooper Ronald J. Evans||300|
|Trooper Anthony W. Palese||209|
|Trooper Douglas A. Guy||125|
|Trooper Darryl T. Davis||100|
|Trooper Talton B. Dunn, Jr.||110|
|Trooper Rene Guillen||105|
|Sergeant Alexander C. Annunziato||101|
|Trooper Richard A. Moore||128|
|Trooper Gregory T. Mitchell||110|
|Trooper Glen A. Ganus||116|
|Trooper Charles S. Cook||110|
|Trooper Richard A. Nardiello||199|
|Trooper Charles F. Thomas||122|