Photo/Story Gallery 2008
115th Class Graduates FHP Academy
Trooper Ready Lean and Mean
We’re the Mighty One Fifteen
A total of 42 Florida Highway Patrol Troopers representing the 115th Recruit Class graduated from the Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy on April 24, 2008.
At the graduation ceremony, The Honorable Alex Sink, Chief Financial Officer for the State of Florida served as the Commencement Speaker. Other attendees of distinction included Electra Bustle, Executive Director of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, David Westberry, Deputy Director of DHSMV, and Colonel John Czernis, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol.
After graduation, the thirteen certified recruits will report to their respective Troops on May 2, 2008, and the twenty-nine members of the Basic Recruit Class will report to their respective Troops on May 9, 2008.
Of the 42 graduates, eight were selected to receive special recognition awards.
Executive Director Bustle and Lt. Colonel Czernis presented the awards:
Executive Director’s Award – Elizabeth Shepperd
Class President’s Award – Christopher Stephens
Public Speaking Award – Paula Carlson
Marksmanship Award – Ronald McKelvin
Defensive Tactics Award – Andrew Barrett
Most Improved Physical Fitness Award – Ryan Brown
Best Overall Physical Fitness Award – Christopher Stephens
FHP Director’s Award – John Costa