Photo/Story Gallery 2007

Troop Commander Brown Retires

 Major Brown speaking  Major Brown speakingMajor Randy Brown, who was born in West Palm Beach and grew up in Jacksonville, joined the FHP in 1978 after graduating from the Academy, and was assigned to Troop D, Kissimmee. Major Brown worked in Kissimmee for three years and then was transferred to Troop G, Jacksonville in 1981. Later he was promoted to traffic homicide in 1983; promoted to corporal in 1984; upgraded to sergeant in 1985; and promoted to lieutenant in 1987.

Pictured left, Colonel Chris Knight presents Major Randy Brown with his Certificate of Retirement as his wife Pat looks on and right, Major Brown speaks at his retirement dinner.

In 1989, Major Brown was assigned as a Public Information Officer, serving for five years conducting over 500 safety programs for more than 85,000 people. His work included two trips overseas with the U.S. Navy and appearing on weekly radio and TV shows representing the Patrol to promote important traffic safety messages.

 Major Brown and familyColonel Knight promotes Major Brown to Lt. Colonel Brown.In 1994, Major Brown promoted to Captain and served as District Commander of the Jacksonville District for seven years before being promoted to the rank of Major as the Troop Commander for Troop A, Panama City.

Pictured left, Major Brown with his family and right, Colonel Knight presents Major Brown with his Lt. Colonel promotion credentials.

Major Brown has retired after 29 dedicated years of service. He will now spend his time with his wife of 20 years and enjoy his children Jason and Katelyn.

Corporal Blackmon presents Major Brown with plaque.
Captain Terry Blackmon presents Major Brown with plaque.

Major Brown's plaque.
Major Brown’s plaque.

Mayor Bill Leeper presents Major Brown with City of Fernandina Beach Proclamation.
Mayor Bill Leeper presents Major Brown with City of Fernandina Beach Proclamation.

Major Ernie Duarte, Lt. Colonel David Brierton, Major Brown, and Lt. Bill Leeper
L-R: Major Ernie Duarte, Lt. Colonel David Brierton, Major Brown, and Lt. Bill Leeper

Major Brown with wife Pat.
Major Brown with wife Pat.

Major Brown and Col. Knight.
Major Brown and Colonel Knight.

Guests enjoy retirement dinner - 1 Guests enjoy retirement dinner - 2 Guests enjoy retirement dinner - 3
Guests enjoy retirement dinner.