Photo/Story Gallery 2006

FHPA Swears In New Members

Troop B Commander Major Rick Carpenter issues the FHP Auxiliary Oath of Office to Troopers David Evans, Theodore Richardson, and Charles Brabham, while Major Steve Byrne recites with them.Aux. Trooper Charles Brabham watches as his father, George Brabham pins his FHP Auxiliary Badge on his uniform.Recently, the Troop B Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary (FHPA) inducted three new troopers into their ranks. The new members completed their FHPA requirements and took their Oath of Office as Major Rick Carpenter swore them in.

Pictured left, Troop B Commander Major Rick Carpenter issues the FHP Auxiliary Oath of Office to Troopers David Evans, Theodore Richardson, and Charles Brabham, while Major Steve Byrne recites with them and right, FHPA Trooper Charles Brabham watches as his father George Brabham pins his badge on his uniform.

The new members were excited as they were issued their FHP Auxiliary equipment. After completing a thorough application and background process, they were put through a rigorous training program. After approximately nine months of preparation, the long awaited reward was at hand. The new auxiliary troopers will be able to ride with FHP troopers while on-shift and assist them with their day-to-day operations.

Aux. Trooper Richardson looks a little apprehensive as his wife Johnette pins his FHP Auxiliary badge on his new uniform.Aux. Trooper Evans (center) watches as Aux. Trooper Richardson pins his FHP Auxiliary Badge on his new uniform while Troop B Auxiliary Commander Major Steve Byrne looks on. Troop B continues to conduct active FHP Auxiliary recruitment drives for qualified members. The troop has added four new auxiliary troopers to its ranks so far this year while four more possible members are in the background check process.

Pictured left, FHPA Trooper Theodore Richardson looks a little apprehensive as his wife Johnette Richardson pins his badge on his new uniform and right, Auxiliary Trooper David Evans watches as FHPA Trooper Theodore Richardson pins his badge on his new uniform while Auxiliary Commander Major Steve Byrne looks on.

The FHPA is a diverse group of community-oriented men and women who donate their time and efforts to make the difficult task of law enforcement safer and more effective for the troopers and citizens traveling our highways. To learn more about the Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary, visit their web site at www.floridastatetrooper.org.