FHP announces first woman commander

FHP announces first woman commander

Lake City, Florida — The Florida Highway Patrol is proud to announce the appointment of Major Eileen Powell to the position of Troop Commander. Her promotion became effective June 16, 2014, according to a FHP press release. Major Powell is the first woman to hold this esteemed position in North Florida and will oversee approximately […]

Three children are in critical condition following I-75 crash Sunday night

Three children are in critical condition following I-75 crash Sunday night

Ocala, Florida — On May 18, 2014, at approximately 9:25 p.m., there was a multiple vehicle crash southbound on I-75, mile marker 345. Florida Highway Patrol trooper Raul J. Umana, 20, was traveling northbound on I-75 in the inside lane. Trooper Umana was driving a 2007 marked FHP patrol car. A 2014 Nissan Altima, driven […]

Strong “Move Over” Campaign Underway

Strong “Move Over” Campaign Underway

Ocala, Florida — The tragic May 3, 2014 death of Chelsea Richard, Mr. John Duggan (tow truck driver) and Mr. Robert Phillips has gained national attention, thrusting the “Move Over” law to center stage. Troopers said it is simple, when you see flashing lights, move over, and if you can’t move over you are required […]

Tragic I-75 accident is the motivation for “Move Over – Slow Down – Save A Life” month

Tragic I-75 accident is the motivation for “Move Over – Slow Down – Save A Life” month

Florida – As National Police Week starts today, law enforcement officers across the nation remember and honor our fallen heroes – those officers who in the service of their communities have given the ultimate sacrifice are remembered. As Florida mourns the loss of Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Chelsea Richard, who lost her life along with […]

Traffic Alert For The Funeral Of Trooper Chelsea Richard

Traffic Alert For The Funeral Of Trooper Chelsea Richard

Ocala, Florida – The Florida Highway Patrol is preparing for the funeral of Trooper Chelsea Richard who was killed in the line of duty on Saturday, May 3, 2014. More than 3,000 people are expected to attend. The funeral is being held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the First Baptist Church […]

I-75 accident claims life of The third victim

I-75 accident claims life of The third victim

Ocala, Florida – The third pedestrian involved in the May 3, 2014, crash on I-75, Mr. George R. Phillips, 52, of Ocala, Florida succumbed to his injuries late last night at Ocala Regional Medical Center. Investigators are in the beginning stages of sorting through the physical evidence and witness statements relating to this crash. Additional […]

Prescribed Burn Alert

Prescribed Burn Alert

  Levy County, Florida — The Florida Highway Patrol will be monitoring the area of SR 24 in the community of Rosewood today, March 20, 2014 as the Florida Forest Service conducts a prescribed burn of approximately 80 acres of woodlands. Smoke from this fire may affect portions of the following roadways: State Road 24, […]

David Harrington Dies in Marion County Crash

David Harrington Dies in Marion County Crash

  Williston, Florida — A young man by the name of David Eugene Harrington Jr., 22, of Williston, Florida was killed in an accident on October 27, 2013. Harrington was traveling westbound on CR 326 approaching the intersection of NW 150th Avenue when his 2000 Chevy Pickup truck left the paved portion of the roadway […]

Florida Highway Patrol Ticketing Aggressive Drivers

Florida Highway Patrol  Ticketing Aggressive Drivers

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) announced today an additional enforcement week dedicated to the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) campaign will begin September 23, 2013 and run through September 27, 2013.   The TACT campaign is targeted to highlight the danger of aggressive driving behaviors when interacting with large trucks on the road. Motorists […]