Florida Highway Patrol Saves Motorcyclist With CPR
A Florida Highway Patrol officer saved the life of a motorcyclist who was found laying on the sidewalk after performing CPR on him. Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Joseph Santos administered CPR to the motorcyclist who was laying on a sidewalk, according to a tweet from the law enforcement agency on Thursday. The motorcyclist began breathing shortly after the trooper began CPR, FOX 35 reported. The Florida Highway Patrol said in a tweet that the driver of the motorcycle has recovered and was released from a local hospital.
UF vs UGA
The Florida Highway Patrol and the Georgia State Patrol supporting this week's football game In Jacksonville.
The University of Florida Gators are hosting the University of Georgia Bulldogs at TIAA Bank Stadium. Both agencies want you to cheer on your teams and have a great time! Also, remember to drive safely, designate a driver if you intend to drink, and be responsible in and around large crowds and traffic.
Arrive Alive!! And enjoy the game!
Montana Highway Patrol Commissions Ten New Troopers
HELENA – The Montana Highway Patrol commissioned 10 new troopers today at a graduation ceremony held at the Civic Center in Helena. Attorney General Austin Knudsen and Colonel Steve Lavin addressed the cadets prior to having their badges pinned and taking the oath of office.
The new troopers were among 344 applicants for the positions this hiring cycle. They went through a rigorous training schedule over the past 23 weeks. Five of the 10 troopers are from Montana and the other five came from as far away as Texas and all worked in a variety of different careers prior to coming to the Montana Highway Patrol. See full roster below.
“I’m confident that Montana’s newest troopers will do an incredible job on the front lines protecting Montanans from dangerous criminals and keeping our communities safe,” Attorney General Knudsen said.
“It is my honor to welcome these new troopers to the Montana Highway Patrol. Their dedication and hard work has not gone unrecognized. They will serve the citizens of our state with service, integrity and respect,” Colonel Lavin said.
**Pictured left to right: Sgt. Zachary J. Freeman, Dietrich D. Lind, Logan W. Bartholomew, Trevor D. Ward, David M. Thomas, Jessica N. Lyles, Jordan D. Barfuss, Bogomil S. Mihaylov, Justin J. Hanson, Nathaniel C. Ashbey, Joshua M. Glover, and Trooper Lath S. Keith
ISP shows support for son of fallen trooper during Senior Night at Christian Academy of Louisville
October 21, 2022
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Christian Academy of Louisville honored one of their football players Friday afternoon during senior night.
Indiana State Police (ISP) was also present, remembering his dad.
ISP Trooper Scott Patrick was shot and killed in Gary, Indiana after being dispatched on a motorist assist Dec. 22, 2003.
Six months later, his wife Melissa gave birth to their son Isaac Scott Patrick.
Friday, ISP helped celebrate Isaac’s senior night with his classmates at CAL and to honor his father’s sacrifice and absence.
The family said they are awestruck by how ISP has rallied around their family.
"Just knowing that they've been there for my son means a lot to me," Melissa said. "As a mom, I don't think you could ask for anything more from your husband's coworkers and friends."
Isaac plays safety for CAL, which entered Friday’s game undefeated.
Nebraska State Patrol Recognizes 'Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Oct 3, 2022
The Nebraska State Patrol unveils a redesigned pink patch for this year’s "Pink Patch Project."
October marks the return of the "Pink Patch Project" for many law enforcement agencies across the state.
The effort coincides with "Breast Cancer Awareness Month."
The project is a national effort in which many law enforcement officers wear a pink version of their agency’s shoulder patch.
This is the fifth year that NSP has taken part.
Throughout October, troopers have the option to replace the standard NSP patch with a pink patch.
NSP’s pink patch features the NSP emblem in pink and black.
Pink NSP patches are available for purchase by Patrol civilian employees and members of the public at local state patrol offices.
All proceeds from sales will benefit local organizations helping fight cancer.
Over 200 Join New York State Police Ranks
October 19. 2022
Acting Superintendent Steven Nigrelli, spoke during a New York State Police graduation ceremony. to honor the 218 newest New York State Troopers. These graduates completed 6 months of a combination of intense classwork, physical training, and dedication to become members of this well-respected law enforcement agency.
The graduation ceremony was held at the Empire Plaza Convention Center in Albany. The National Anthem was performed by Trooper Katrina Garrett, a member of the graduating class. The ceremony also included a video presentation of the training received by all members of the 211th Basic School Session.
The new Troopers will report for field duty on October 28, 2022. For the following 10 weeks, the new Troopers will be evaluated under a field-training program supervised by senior Field Training Officers.
Congratulations to all! Be well and stay safe as you embark on your new career.
Massachusetts State Police Motor Unit
The Massachusetts State Police Motor Unit, led by Unit Commander, Lt. Billy Cederquist, recently met for their mandatory monthly training. As one of MSP’s Specialized units they must maintain the highest level of proficiency and safety which means ongoing trainings. These monthly training are to ensure proficiency and safety when providing security and traffic operations for public gatherings, large events, escorting dignitaries, and all while continuing to perform their patrol functions and enforcing motor vehicle laws.
Lt. Cederquist, on Motor 1, provided a few fantastic pictures from their most recent training.
New memorial honors Wisconsin State Patrol’s fallen heroes
A new memorial stands at the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy as a tribute to eight state troopers who lost their lives on duty.
The Wisconsin State Patrol officially dedicated the monument during a ceremony Sept. 9 at the State Patrol Academy at Fort McCoy. State leaders, family members, and former State Patrol officers attended the ceremony to pay their respects.
The memorial lists the names of eight troopers killed throughout the 83-year history of the State Patrol. All died while carrying out their duty to serve the people of Wisconsin. This is the first memorial dedicated solely in their honor.
“Law enforcement officers put our safety ahead of their own, which is truly remarkable. We are thankful every day for their sacrifices to keep our highways safe,” Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson said. “We know their contributions mattered. There are many who are alive and safe today because these fallen troopers were carrying out the vital mission of the State Patrol.”
The Wisconsin State Patrol, a division of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, has served the state since its inception in 1939. Nearly 500 sworn officers and additional support staff are employed to fulfill the agency’s public safety goals.
“This memorial is a daily reminder of our fallen heroes, the ones many of us knew and still mourn,” State Patrol Superintendent Tim Carnahan said. “It will serve as a somber inspiration to our next generation; the future officers who train here at the academy every year, working towards their opportunity to wear the same badge.”
Troopers honored on the memorial include:
— Trooper Donald C. Pederson: On Aug. 26, 1972, Trooper Donald Pederson, 31, and a six-year veteran with the Wisconsin State Patrol, made the ultimate sacrifice when he lost his life in the line of duty while working traffic patrol in Green Lake County. Trooper Pederson sustained fatal injuries when he was ambushed and shot by a 16-year-old he had stopped and cited earlier in the evening.
— Trooper Gary G. Powless: On May 18, 1980, Trooper Gary Powless, 31, and a one-year veteran with the Wisconsin State Patrol, made the ultimate sacrifice when he lost his life in the line of duty while working traffic patrol in Monroe County. Trooper Powless sustained fatal injuries when the patrol vehicle he was operating was struck by a tractor trailer unit that had lost control due to an equipment failure.
— Trooper Deborah M. McMenamin: On Oct. 26, 1989, Trooper Deborah McMenamin, 31, and a four-year veteran of the Wisconsin State Patrol, made the ultimate sacrifice when she lost her life in the line of duty while conducting a traffic stop in Eau Claire County. Trooper McMenamin sustained fatal injuries when she was struck by a passing vehicle while returning to her patrol vehicle after making contact with the driver of a vehicle she had stopped for a traffic violation.
— Trooper William Schoenberger: On April 22, 1993, Trooper William Schoenberger, 31, and an eight-year veteran with the Wisconsin State Patrol, made the ultimate sacrifice when he lost his life in the line of duty while working traffic patrol in Eau Claire County. Trooper Schoenberger sustained fatal injuries when his patrol vehicle was struck from behind by a passing tractor trailer as he was assisting at the scene of a vehicle fire.
— Trooper Jorge R. Dimas: On June 14, 2009, Trooper Jorge Dimas, 23, and an eleven-month veteran of the Wisconsin State Patrol, made the ultimate sacrifice when he lost his life due to injuries he sustained in the line of duty while working traffic patrol in Polk County. Trooper Dimas was seriously injured on May 9, 2009, when the patrol vehicle he was operating was struck by another vehicle as he was in the process of initiating a traffic stop.
— Trooper Trevor J. Casper: On March 24, 2015, Trooper Trevor Casper, 21, and an eight-month veteran of the Wisconsin State Patrol, made the ultimate sacrifice when he lost his life in the line of duty while attempting to apprehend a suspect in Fond du Lac County. Trooper Casper was following a vehicle driven by a suspect from a bank robbery and murder that occurred earlier in the day. Before backup could arrive, the suspect opened fire on Trooper Casper. Though wounded, Trooper Casper was able to return fire and kill the suspect before succumbing to his fatal injuries.
— Trooper Anthony J. Borostowski: On April 11, 2017, Trooper Anthony Borostowski, 34, and a two and one-half-year veteran with the Wisconsin State Patrol, made the ultimate sacrifice when he lost his life in the line of duty while working traffic patrol in Sauk County. Trooper Borostowski sustained fatal injuries when the patrol vehicle he was operating left the roadway and struck a tree.
— On Nov. 15, 2021, Master Trooper Daniel Stainbrook, 42, and a 20-year veteran of the Wisconsin State Patrol, made the ultimate sacrifice when he lost his life due to illness sustained while in the line of duty. Master Trooper Stainbrook lost his battle with COVID-19 after contracting the illness while serving the citizens of Wisconsin.
The Fallen Heroes Memorial was made possible through a partnership with the Wisconsin Troopers Benevolent Foundation.
AAST TROOPERS HELPING TROOPERS AFTER HURRICANE IAN
Approximately 2 weeks ago, Southwestern Florida was ravaged by Hurricane Ian. Millions of Floridians have felt the catastrophic effects from the Category 4 monster storm. Many of the affected hurricane victims included Florida State Troopers. Even though our fellow brothers and sisters in Blue experienced the same damages, losses, even missing family members and friends, they continued to place the needs of others in their community above their own. The local Florida troopers in those devastated areas worked continuously to assist all the deployed first responders to the areas, coordinated search and rescue efforts, especially in areas that could only be accessed by air or boat. FHP utilized all their available resources to help with critical needs, to reestablish communication in the area, escorting fuel as well as utility and emergency response teams, and distributed food and water to stranded families throughout the area including on islands that were cut off from the mainland.
To provide support for all the troopers that were personally affected by Hurricane Ian, AAST, took the initiative and reached out to Colonel Gene Spaulding Director of FHP and AAST member. AAST offered some financial relief though AAST’s “Brotherhood” assistance program to FHP Troopers. Whether the troopers were active members of AAST or not members at all, no one was left out if they needed help.
Through a combined effort and sincere urgency, AAST made financial assistance available within 10 days from our initial proposal of support. Coordinating with FHP Administration and with the help of FHP Chief Tim Roufa and LTC Troy Thompson, both AAST members, AAST was able to approve and distribute a total of 41 checks totaling $22,500 to fellow troopers in need. Active AAST members received 1,000 to alleviate some of the burden and provide for vital basic needs.
Time and Time again those within the AAST organization recognize the hardships that our troopers (all over the county) face every day, not just on the job, but also unforeseen personal crises including, natural disasters, and personal and/or family health/medical issues just to name a few. Our goal here at AAST is simple. Help Troopers. That’s all.
Texas Highway Patrol now has a 1,080-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat cruiser
Anyone driving in Texas should beware. The Texas Highway Patrol now has a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody pumping out 1,080 hp.
The car was awarded to the Texas Department of Public Safety, which encompasses the Highway Patrol, by a judge, according to a Facebook post by the agency. It seems the Hellcat was once the property of a criminal suspect.
“The 1,080 hp Dodge Hellcat went from evading law enforcement in Harris Co. to now catching criminals wherever it roams in Texas,” the post reads.
The four-digit horsepower output quoted by the cops also indicates the Hellcat has been modified. Recall that the Hellcat’s 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 initially produced 707 hp (and 650 lb-ft of torque) from the factory. For the 2019 model year, it got a boost to 717 hp and 656 lb-ft of torque for the standard version, and 797 hp and 707 lb-ft of torque for the Hellcat Redeye version.
This isn’t the first time cops have enlisted a Challenger. The Florida Highway Patrol unveiled a Challenger police car in 2019, although that was based on the naturally aspirated 5.7-liter V-8 R/T model rated at 372 hp. The Challenger’s four-door Charger sibling has also become a staple of police fleets.
The Challenger and Charger are going away after the 2023 model year. Dodge is sending them off with a series of seven Last Call models, after which it will shift focus to electrified cars. Dodge’s first EV, a performance car previewed by the Charger Daytona SRT concept, is scheduled to arrive in 2024. When it does, maybe it will be pressed into police service as well.
Maryland state police airlift injured hunter from wooded area
October 8, 2022
Maryland state police rescued an injured hunter from a remote, wooded section of Howard County, using a helicopter to retrieve him from the ground and airlift him to a hospital.
The rescue took place just after 8 a.m. Friday, after the hunter had fallen between 20 and 30 feet from a tree stand off the Cascade Falls Trail in Ellicott City, state police said in a statement.
The hunter had multiple broken ribs and a possible pelvic fracture, police said.
Howard County first responders determined that an ATV could not make it to the man, so they turned to state police, who dispatched a helicopter rescue crew.
As pilots hovered an AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter 150 feet above the scene, a state trooper, who also serves as a flight paramedic, dropped down to the injured hunter. The medic assessed the man’s injuries and, along with Howard County rescuers, secured him to an extraction platform. The hunter was hoisted up to the helicopter and flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment. His condition was not immediately available on Saturday.
Trooper recruits to graduate, begin careers with South Dakota Highway Patrol
PIERRE, S.D. — Eight South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper recruits are set to graduate Friday, Sept. 9, during a ceremony in Pierre.
Graduation ceremonies for Class 67 will start at 10 a.m. in the State Capitol Rotunda, and South Dakota Attorney General Mark Vargo will be the keynote speaker.
Class 67 recruits and their stations are:
Jason Abbitt – Northern Hills B
Andrew Correll – Pierre
Vernon Gebers – Sioux Falls
Seth Ireland – Mitchell
Terrell Janis – Badlands
Kyle Maciejewski – Rapid City B
Jordan Rentschler – Sioux Falls
Mychal Rydeen – Webster
“This graduation ceremony is the culmination of a process that took about a year starting with the recruits applying to the Highway Patrol and then being accepted,” said Col. Rick Miller, Superintendent of the state Highway Patrol. “They have worked hard to get here. They all have shown a great desire to serve and protect the public.”
Some of the new troopers were already certified law enforcement officers and have been working in the field on their own since Spring 2022. The other recruits are just finishing their training and will receive their new Highway Patrol vehicles after graduation on Friday.
New Jersey State Police alongside New York State Police send Aid to Hurricane Stricken Puerto Rico
New York and New Jersey Troopers line up before taking flight to Puerto Rico
September brought, yet another, devastating natural disaster to Puerto Rico. Her name Fiona. Over 100 New Jersey and New York State Police (combined) were initially deployed to Puerto Rico to assist with the recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona in late September. The mission was primarily humanitarian in nature with additional efforts focused on traffic detail, distribution of much needed water and food supplies, as well as individual welfare checks.
The Category 1 Hurricane, Fiona, resulted significant infrastructure damage as well as massive power outages and even an island wide blackout in the Southwest Region. In addition, a post-tropical cyclone only compounded the effects and resulted in catastrophic flooding and substantial winds. All this devastation to an already damaged area which was still recovering from a series of earthquakes in recent years.
New Jersey’s Governor Murphy recalled New Jersey’s own devastation after a Hurricane, when making a statement of understanding and compassion for those in Puerto Rico. Col. Patrick Callahan, the New Jersey State Police Superintendent sited the vow made during the recovery from Hurricane Maria (2017) that if Puerto Rico ever needed them again The New Jersey State Police would render assistance. Additionally, New York’s State Police also have a history of assistance with Puerto Rico and pledged ongoing assistance if needed. During this mission New York State Police were primary made up of Spanish speaking State Police to assist with the potential language barrier.
The initial troopers deployed to Puerto Rico have begun to, safely, return from their 2-week deployment. New York State Police Major Harold Litardo reported a warm welcome from the people and local government of Puerto Rico. He also praised the Puerto Rican police for their organizational efforts to outline where and what was needed from the NJ and NY state police. New Jersey State Police Major Chris DeMaise also described the genuine appreciation he and all the troopers felt as they provided assistance throughout the areas impacted the most.
To read more about the relief efforts link to the NJSP and NYSP Social Media Platforms.
Indiana State Police trooper helps deliver a baby
September 1, 2022
Wednesday, an Indiana State Trooper saved the day, and delivered a baby at a home in French Lick.
Just before 5:30 p.m, dispatch received a call that there was a female who was in active labor at her house and did not think she could make it to the hospital.
While the call was being dispatched, Trooper Mackenzi Alexander recognized the address to be only a few minutes away and rushed to help. Once she arrived, she was able to get the woman in a comfortable position while waiting for EMS to arrive.
Trooper Alexander, who has prior EMS training and is a certified EMT, was able to time the contractions and found them to be a minute apart. The trooper quickly gathered towels and blankets for the delivery of the baby, as local firefighters arrived on scene.
A few minutes later, Trooper Alexander delivered the baby, and a fireman assisted while she unwrapped the umbilical cord from around the baby’s neck and arm.
Local EMS arrived on scene a few minutes later to clamp and cut the umbilical cord.
ISP tells 44News, mother and baby were transported to the hospital, and are doing great.
DPS Graduates 45 New Texas Highway Patrol Troopers
August 30, 2022
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) commissioned 45 new Texas Highway Patrol Troopers from recruit class A-2022 during a graduation ceremony on Friday, August 26. The department was honored to have Texas Governor Greg Abbott give the keynote address.
“Each member of A-2022 has trained extremely hard and pushed themselves to the limits to get here today,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “The department is proud to welcome them to the DPS family and I know they will go on to do great things in service of our great state.”
The ceremony was held at Great Hills Baptist Church in Austin. This was the department’s 169th recruit class, with trooper trainees ranging in age from 21 to 54 years old.
“We honor the hard work each of you have put in to get to this moment, and we celebrate alongside your friends and family members,” said PSC Chairman Steven P. Mach. “You have made a commitment to protect and serve the people of this great state. You are the first line of defense, and we thank you for your willingness to join the Texas Highway Patrol.”
The recruits underwent a 28-week training academy to graduate, which tested them mentally and physically. This year’s recruit class included 17 military veterans and 13 recruits with prior law enforcement experience.
Of the 45 graduates, 11 come from other states and 13 speak more than one language. During the academy, one trooper trainee welcomed a child to their family and one trainee got married.
The newly commissioned Troopers will report to their individual duty stations on September 18.
You can view more photos today’s graduation ceremony on the DPS Facebook page.