Photo/Story Gallery 2008

Troopers Honored in Pinellas County

Trooper Brenda Simmons is presented a plaque by RID representativeCorporal Greg Taylor is presented a plaque by RID representativeClearwater, Florida – On October 2, 2008, Trooper Mark Cross, Trooper Brenda Simmons, and Corporal Greg Taylor were honored at the 10th Annual We All Make a Difference Awards Banquet. The banquet was held at the Carlouel Yacht Club and was sponsored by RID (Remove Impaired Drivers), a Pinellas County group that has worked tirelessly to help law enforcement combat drunk and drugged driving.

Trooper Cross, Trooper Simmons and Corporal Taylor were all honored for their work in the field of DUI enforcement, investigation and victim advocacy. Also receiving praise at the banquet for her efforts was THI Sergeant Janice Drake. Each member and their family, along with Troop C Commander Major Ryan Burchnell and Pinellas Park District Commander Captain Michelle Carter, were treated to a multi-course dinner in the scenic atmosphere of coastal Florida.

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Congratulations to Trooper Cross, Trooper Simmons, Corporal Taylor and Sergeant Drake for a job well done!