Photo/Story Gallery 2005

FHP on Display at Silver Springs

Visitors browsing the FHP display while talking with FHPA Major Steve Byrne and Trooper Jason Berger. Visitors viewing the variety of information and photographs on the FHP Display at Silver Springs. Trooper Berger, Retired Corporal  Baker, and FHPA Major  Byrne standing in front of one of the troop's Mercury Marauders.

Troop B was recently invited to participate in a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at Silver Springs in Ocala. Major Rick Carpenter seized this opportunity to unveil the troop’s newest enforcement tool, the Mercury Marauder, used to crack down on aggressive drivers in Florida.

Representatives from local, state, city, and county law enforcement and public service agencies were present at the event. The highlight of the day was a Lee Greenwood concert held at the Silver Springs amphitheatre.

Trooper Jason Berger was pleased to display his newly issued Mercury Marauder at the Silver Springs Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. He and the stealth car were the “talk of the park” as he proudly displayed and answered inquiries about the vehicle. Retired FHP Corporal Don Baker, who worked the Turnpike for a number of years, stopped by to chat about the new Marauder. He had some interesting experiences to share as he contrasted the vehicles and equipment from his era to those used today.

Pictured above L to R: Visitors browse the FHP display while talking with FHPA Major Steve Byrne and Trooper Jason Berger; Visitors view the variety of information and photographs on the FHP Display at Silver Springs; and Trooper Jason Berger, Retired Corporal Don Baker, and FHPA Major Steve Byrne standing in front of one of the troop’s Mercury Marauders.