Photo/Story Gallery 2006

Retirees Tour New Academy

Retirees at New Academy Retirees at New Academy 1A record 180 retirees attended the Saturday fish fry and Academy tour as part of the Florida Highway Patrol Retired Personnel Association’s (FHPR) semi-annual reunion held May 19-20 in Tallahassee. The FHPR was organized in 1985 by a small group of retirees who recognized the need for retired members to maintain ties with one another.

Membership in the association is open to all full-time personnel who retired from the FHP. Two informal gatherings are held each year to allow retirees to socialize and receive valuable information of interest to the retired members.

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