Photo/Story Gallery 2007

Troopers Locate Missing Child

Sergeant Hinson
Jessee Hinson

Trooper McCranie
Brett McCranie

Trooper Eason
Jason Eason

Trooper Sottile, II
Nick Sottile, II

Teamwork between two troops and three districts helped troopers locate a missing juvenile for a Florida family. After reporting their child missing to the local authorities and fearing the worst, a Manatee County family contacted Bradenton District Trooper Jason Eason and explained their plight.

Trooper Eason quickly contacted the Tampa Bay Regional Communications Center and advised that a missing child was possibly at an address within Troop C. Lakeland District Trooper Brett McCranie responded to a Lakeland address to learn that missing child was in Hillsborough County and was now aware that the FHP was looking for her.

A quick call into the Tampa District and a fast response by Tampa District Sgt. Jessee Hinson and Trooper Nick Sottile located the missing child who was returned to her parents.

Quick thinking and team work paid off – Good job to all!