Member Recognition

2011 Trooper of the Year

Colonel Brierton, Governor Scott and the Cabinet with Corporal Stevens and his family.Florida’s Governor and Cabinet Recognize Trooper of the Year

The Florida Cabinet honored Corporal Cale Stevens when they named him the Florida Highway Patrol’s 2011 Trooper of the Year.

On July 22, 2010, at 12:45 p.m., Stevens was off duty getting a haircut when he heard a crash.  He went to investigate the origin of the sound and discovered that a traffic crash had occurred outside the business.  As he approached a vehicle with front-end damage, he asked an onlooker to call 911 to report the crash.  Stevens observed an unresponsive driver slumped over in the driver’s seat.  He assessed the driver’s injuries and could not locate a pulse, so he enlisted the assistance of a bystander, who helped him remove the driver from the vehicle onto the pavement where he could perform CPR.  The subject began breathing, and Stevens was able to detect a slight pulse.  Stevens continued to assess the driver’s condition until emergency services arrived. Had it not been for Stevens’ quick response, the driver may not have survived the crash.