Photo/Story Gallery 2006

FHP Congratulates our Two Newest Majors!

Major Mechlin (center),his wife (Left),and Colonel Knight (Right) Major Brierton (center), his wife Ana Maria (left), and Colonel Knight (right)Colonel Chris Knight hosted a promotional ceremony on August 25, 2006, at General Headquarters in Tallahassee, to promote Captains Jim Brierton and Richard Mechlin to the rank of major.

Pictured left, Major Jim Brierton (center), his wife Ana Maria (left), and Colonel Chris Knight (right) and right, Major Richard Mechlin (center),his wife Wendy (left),and Colonel Knight (right).

Major Brierton will serve as Troop Commander in Troop E – Miami, and Major Mechlin will serve as Chief Training Officer at the FHP Training Academy. Their promotions become official on September 1, 2006.

 Daniel Brierton (son), Debbie Brierton (sister-in-law), Major Brierton, Jo Ann Brierton (mother), David Brierton Sr. (father), Jason Brierton (son), Ana Maria Brierton (wife), and Andrea Noguera (daughter).
Major Brierton’s Family LtoR : Daniel Brierton (son), Debbie Brierton (sister-in- law), Major Brierton, Jo Ann Brierton (mother), David Brierton Sr. (father), Jason Brierton (son), Ana Maria Brierton (wife), and Andrea Noguera (daughter).

Major Mechlin (center),his wife (Left),and Colonel Knight (Right)
Major Mechlin’s Family LtoR : Marissa Mechlin (daughter), Wendy Mechlin (wife), Major Mechlin, and Meagan Mechlin (daughter)

Major Brierton and Major Mechlin’s both had families and friends present at the ceremony to celebrate the well-deserved promotions. Also in attendance were FHP colleagues and representatives from the remaining Divisions that make up the Department.

Major Brierton has been a member of the FHP since 1983 having served as a Lieutenant in Tallahassee from 1989-1992 and District Commander in Miami since 1992. Major Mechlin has been a member of the FHP since 1984 and has served as Captain and Lieutenant in the Accreditation Section in Tallahassee since 1984.

Congratulations to them both!

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Cake for ceremony Major Mechlin and Colonel Knight Major Brierton and Colonel Knight Major Mechlin Major Brierton Major Brierton gets pinned by his wife. Major Mechlin receives his Major badge from Colonel Knight Major Brierton receives his Major stripes from Colonel Knight Major Mechlin receives his Major stripes from Colonel Knight Major Brierton receives his Major Certificate of Promotion from Colonel Knight Major Mechlin and Family Colonel Knight speaks to the guests. Lt. Col. John Czernis speaks at the ceremony Family and co-workers celebrate with newest Majors.