Photo/Story Gallery 2006

Stars for a Day

Major Knight Trooper CogginsThe Tampa Bay Community Network recently held the On Access Awareness Day, an event spotlighting organizations that provide emergency services to the community.

Troop C Commander Major Thomas Knight (left) and Public Affairs Officer Trooper Larry Coggins (right) were featured on a thirty minute television show answering questions regarding the Florida Highway Patrol’s role in law enforcement and response before, during, and after natural disasters such as our state’s recent hurricanes.

The show allowed FHP the opportunity to educate the public about two important emergency related initiatives: Contraflow, our state’s emergency evacuation procedures for motorists in affected areas, and the Turn Around Don’t Drown campaign, Tampa Bay Community Network logowhich warns the public of the dangers of driving on flooded roadways. FHP welcomes the chance to educate the public about these and other important emergency response measures.