Photo/Story Gallery 2007

Turnpike Enterprise Awards Troopers

Sgt. Delahoz receives award. The Florida Turnpike Enterprise recently held their annual Employee Awards Ceremony to recognize employees and partners who exceeded the normal level of service or have gone above and beyond the call of duty. The Turnpike Enterprise employs and partners with more than 4,600 employees.

Pictured, Sergeant Jorge Delahoz receives award.

The Florida Highway Patrol, the preferred law enforcement agency of the Turnpike, has had a partnership with the Florida Turnpike Enterprise since 1956. The men and women of the Florida Highway Patrol’s Troop K serve the Turnpike and its traveling customers in a professional and courteous manner, attempting to educate motorists to improve traffic safety on one of the safest roadways in the nation.

Several deserving members of Troop K were recognized at the recent awards ceremony.

Trooper Transue receives award.Trooper Nottingham receives award.Troopers Michael Transue (left) and Christopher Nottingham (right)  were recognized for their work in traffic safety. Each was presented with a plaque for special seatbelt and speed enforcement efforts.

Recognized for acts of heroism were Troopers Carlos Austin and Jorge Lopez-Torres, who were presented plaques for their efforts to rescue a driver from his vehicle that was submerged in a canal.

Also recognized for heroism were Corporal Lisa Drake and Trooper Jerry Clark for their successful apprehension of an abductor and the subsequent rescue of a child victim in response to an Amber Alert.

In addition, Sergeant Jorge Delahoz, Public Affairs Officer for Troop K, received a plaque for his outstanding customer service to the community.