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Wisconsin Troopers presented heroism awards by Govenor

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Four troopers with the Wisconsin State Patrol received awards in Madison Wednesday presented by Governor Scott Walker.  Two of those troopers are with the Eau Claire Post.  They received division awards for courageous actions and exemplary service.  Trooper Bill Lindeman of Chippewa Falls attended the awards ceremony where he received a certificate and a pin.  On November 18, 2015, Lindeman and Eau Claire County Sheriff's Deputy Dave Riewestahl responded to a call for a woman having a cardiac attack.  "I got there and we started doing two person CPR until the fire department arrived," said Trooper Lindeman.  Thanks to their efforts, the victim got a pulse back and started breathing before being transported to a hospital.  Trooper Lindeman received a lifesaving award for assisting with a medical emergency.  Trooper Bill Lindeman said he's honored to be recognized, and he hopes it shows people the importance of learning basic life-saving skills, such as CPR.  "That's really what saves people's lives is that basic stuff at the start if somebody's trained.  Getting that person to hang on until advanced life support gets there," said Trooper Bill Lindeman.  Trooper Steven Wojcik of Strum wasn't able to attend the ceremony, but was recognized for his valiant attempt to save the life of an Osseo man with difficulty breathing in September 2016.  While Wojcik did get a pulse back by doing CPR, the man died on the way to the hospital.  The troopers were nominated for their efforts because of their compassion and dedication in attempting to save lives and showing courage during stressful conditions.  They say they're just doing their jobs.  "Happy to do it.  I'm fortunate to have the opportunity to do something like that," said Trooper Lindeman.


In Memory of New York State Trooper Timothy Pratt

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Trooper Timothy Pratt was struck and killed by a vehicle while assisting a lost motorist on the 300 block of Ballard Road in Wilton, New York, at approximately 6:15 am.  He was just beginning his shift when he observed a tractor trailer parked in the center turn lane in front of the state police barracks.  After speaking to the driver and providing him directly, Trooper Pratt stepped off the cab of the truck.  As he stepped onto the roadway he was struck by an oncoming vehicle.  Trooper Pratt was transported to a local hospital before being flown to Albany Medical Center Hospital.  He succumbed to his injuries approximately three hours after being struck.  Trooper Pratt had served with the New York State Police for 29 years. He is survived by his daughter, two sons, and fiancee.




Florida Highway Patrol holds its 134th Recruit Class ceremony


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Last Friday, the 134th basic recruit class of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) graduated from the FHP Training Academy.  These 48 new troopers join the more than 1,900 troopers who patrol Florida’s roads each day to provide safety and security to residents and visitors.  “In this demanding and turbulent time, these graduates made a conscious decision to serve our state so they could help others,” said DHSMV Executive Director Terry L. Rhodes.  “I am extremely proud to welcome them to the department and grateful for their service in pursuit of a Safer Florida.”  Members of the 134th basic recruit classes went through 28 weeks of intense physical and classroom training covering topics such as human relations, law, firearms, defensive tactics, vehicle operations and first aid.  While at the FHP Training Academy, recruits also participated in several community service activities, including blood drives and volunteering to help those living with developmental disabilities.  “The men and women of the FHP have built a tradition dedicated to upholding the Patrol’s motto of ‘Courtesy, Service, Protection’ to the people of this great state,” said Colonel Gene Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol. “This graduating class has put in countless hours of physical and mental training to prepare them for a career with FHP and I commend them for their dedication and commitment.”  Upon reporting to their duty stations, the new troopers will be placed with a certified Field Training Officer (FTO). Troopers will work in tandem with their FTO’s for up to 12 weeks prior to being released to solo duty.  The FHP is currently recruiting.  Those looking for an exciting career in law enforcement have endless possibilities within the ranks of the Patrol.  From Pensacola to the Florida Keys, FHP allows you to make a career where you call home.  Opportunities and openings are statewide.  FHP is now hiring for the 136th basic recruit class starting February 2017.  To learn more about Florida’s finest, visit www.BeATrooper.com or contact FHP’s Recruitment Office at 850-617-2307.  Get connected with the FHP Training Academy via Facebook (Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy).

To watch the graduation video, go to this link: https://www.facebook.com/FloridaHighwayPatrolTrainingAcademy/videos/1105454629551349/