Photo/Story Gallery 2013

In Memory of Trooper William Dyer

Trooper DyerThe Florida Highway Patrol honored Trooper William “Billy” Herman Dyer III by adding his name to the Patrol’s Wall of Honor at FHP’s Training Academy in Havana on April 25, 2013.

American flag2 flying at half-mastOn Oct. 18, 2011, while on duty, Trooper Dyer was involved in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Leon County. He suffered from a medical emergency which caused the crash. He died on December 28, 2011.

During the ceremony, FHP Director Col. David Brierton said he was honored to be in the presence of Dyer’s family, fellow troopers and recruits. “As we add Trooper Dyer’s photograph to our memorial wall, let us all remember to pay our respects to the service and sacrifices he made, along with the other 42 members memorialized on the wall. Continue to serve with pride and integrity, and honor the memory of these men and women,” he added.

On May 13, Col. Brierton and several other troopers will travel with Dyer’s family to the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial in Washington, D.C., where Dyer will join fellow officers memorialized. Dedicated in 1991, the memorial honors federal, state and local law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and protection of our nation and its people.