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59 New Troopers Graduate on Friday, Feb. 10

~ 121st Recruit Class graduates bolster Florida’s commitment to public safety ~
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol now has 59 new state troopers to join its ranks as the
121st Recruit Class graduated from the FHP’s Law Enforcement Training Academy Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. The graduation
ceremony marked the conclusion of an intensive 27-week training period that prepares recruits for a career as a
Florida State Trooper and instills the FHP’s core values of courtesy, service and protection.
During his remarks, Col. David Brierton, director of the Florida Highway Patrol, congratulated the graduates for
their incredible accomplishment. “We are proud that these men and women have selected law enforcement as
their career, and we are proud that they have chosen the Florida Highway Patrol,” he added. “They are ready to
go to work, and we are more than ready to receive them into our ranks.”
During the commencement ceremony, the FHP honored Recruit Kevin O’Keefe with the Executive Director’s
award for achieving the highest grade point average at the academy. The Patrol also presented the Director’s
award, honoring the recruit demonstrating extraordinary courtesy, dedication and leadership potential during the
training, to Recruit Richard Maples.
The 121st recruit class comprises a diverse group. There are members of this class who were born in The
Ukraine, Germany, The Philippines, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. All of these men and woman have
chosen to make Florida their home and to serve the state’s residents and visitors with distinction.
Florida’s newest state troopers from the 121st class will report for duty by Feb. 24. To find out how many new
troopers you can expect to see on the roadways you travel, see page 2.
The Florida Highway Patrol continues its recruitment efforts for the 122nd Basic Recruit Class scheduled to
begin March 11, 2012. For additional information, please visit or contact FHP’s
Recruitment Office at (850) 617-2307.

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