Photo/Story Gallery 2005

FHP Academy Class 110 Graduates

The 110th BRC graduating class“110 We’ll Always Be,
Proud To Serve With FHP”

On June 24, 2005, the Florida Highway Patrol’s 110th Basic and Certified Officers recruit class graduated in a ceremony at the Leon County Civic Center in Tallahassee. Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Executive Director, Fred Dickinson, introduced Representative Irving Slosberg, as the Commencement Speaker for the graduation exercises. Of the 36 graduates, eight were selected to receive special recognition, receiving awards as follows:

  • Executive Director’s Award: Anastasia Marras
  • FHP Director’s Award: Peter Lukas
  • Class President’s Award: John Castleberry
  • Marksmanship Award: Jeremy Peck
  • Defensive Tactics Award: Brandon McKinnon
  • Physical Fitness Award (Best Overall): Deryck Lewis
  • Physical Fitness Award (Most Improved): John Baas
  • Public Speaking Award: Eddie Elmore

Col. Knight administering the oath to the 110th.photo of the last formation for the 110th.The 110th Basic Recruit Class and the Certified Officers Recruit Class began their training December 6, 2004. After completing their respective stints at the Academy in training, the Basic and Certified Officer Recruits were eager to receive their diplomas and badges and take their oath of office. The graduates must still complete 10 weeks of field training in their newly assigned districts before they are released to solo patrol.

Pictured left, Colonel Knight administers the oath to the 110th and right, The last formation for the 110th.

photo of Col. Knight speaks to the new FHP troopers.
Col. Knight speaks to the new FHP troopers.

photo of family and friends taking photos.
The 110th heading for the Civic Center.

photo of The 110th entering the staging area.
The 110th entering the staging area.

photo of Colonel Christopher Knight speaks to the audience.
Colonel Christopher Knight speaks to the audience.

photo of HSMV Executive Director Fred Dickinson addresses the recruits.
HSMV Executive Director Fred Dickinson addresses the recruits.

photo of Representative Irving Slosberg
Representative Irving Slosberg

photo of Recruit Castleberry gives his Class President speech.
Recruit Castleberry gives his Class President speech.

photo of Class President Hutto delivers his speech.
110th Class President John Castleberry

photo of Recruit Castleberry speaks to fellow classmates.