Photo/Story Gallery 2005

Russo Receives Permanent Promotion!

Lt. Governor Jennings, Captain Russo, and Colonel KnightCaptain Diane Russo, a 22-year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol, has been officially promoted to the permanent rank of Captain, effective July 8, 2005. Pursuant to Florida Statutes, Captain Russo received an honorary promotion from Lieutenant to Captain when she was assigned to head the Executive Protection Detail for Florida Lt. Governor Toni Jennings 3 years ago.

Pictured left, Lt. Governor Toni Jennings, Captain Russo, and Colonel Knight.

Her high placement on the Patrol’s promotional list this year resulted in the permanent promotion to Captain.

Lt. Governor Jennings, Captain Russo, and her family. A group of well-wishers!Lt. Governor Jennings hosted the promotion ceremony on July 7, 2005, at the Governor’s office in Tallahassee. Captain Russo’s parents, Colonel Knight and FHP staff members, Governor’s office staff, and friends of Captain Russo, helped celebrate the well-deserved promotion.

Shown in the photo on the right, L to R, are Lt. Governor Jennings, Captain Russo, Diana Russo (Diane’s Mom), Captain Diane Anderson, Tallahassee Police Department, and Ralph Russo (Diane’s Dad). And in the photo on the right, a whole group of well-wishers!

Congratulations to Captain Diane Russo!