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Florida Highway Patrol receives “Above and Beyond Award” from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
On June 22, FHP received a prestigious award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve in Orlando, Florida. FHP was selected by the ESGR for the “Above and Beyond Award” because the organization finished in the top 12 Florida employers in 2012. State ESGR committees give the award in limited numbers to employers who go “Above and Beyond” to support a strong National Guard and Reserve force. Lt. Col. Ernesto Duarte, Capt. George Crotta and Lt. James Hightower attended the ceremony to accept the award on behave of the Patrol.
During the ceremony, the ESGR Committee had a Statement of Support signing, which seeks to inform and educate employers about their rights and responsibilities towards their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. Duarte participated by signing a Statement of Support pledging that FHP will continue to support their employees called to military service for the Global War on Terrorism over potentially longer periods of time and greater frequency.
Pictured: Lt. Col. Duarte and others sign the ESGR Statement of Support.